[gamepad] Re: spec status (redux)

On 6/19/13 2:37 PM, ext Alan Kligman wrote:
> Hey all,
> This is mostly a follow-on to Ted's email from last month (http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2013AprJun/0478.html). There are still some issues that would be great to clarify in the spec:
> 1. Analog+digital buttons (as with the PS3 controller), need to be reported such that upstream code can determine that the axis and button refer to the same physical input.
>    * There are a few ways to do this, but we should decide on one and define it in the spec
>    * It would be nice to describe it in this version of the spec, since it could break backward compatibility if changed later

Is this covered by bug 21388 

> 2. Clarify liveness of gamepad object
>    * Ted and Scott started a discussion, but I don't think the spec has been updated yet: https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=21434
>    * This could break backward compatibility if it's changed later, so it would be nice to clarify this in the spec
> 3. Expose axis, button metadata (if available)
>    * Report things like button names, if we have them
>    * Require (instead of suggest) that the id property contains USB vendor/product numbers, so that we can reliably map controllers in application code


> I think 1 and 2 are important to resolve soon so that we avoid breaking application code using the gamepad API.
> Thoughts?
> A

Received on Friday, 21 June 2013 13:03:17 UTC