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Re: [gamepad] Haptic Feedback/Controller Vibration

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:22:38 -0400
Message-ID: <533EB21E.2040105@nokia.com>
To: Ted Mielczarek <ted@mozilla.com>
CC: Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 4/3/14 2:07 PM, ext Ted Mielczarek wrote:
> Trying to design an API that's everything to everyone is extremely 
> hard and likely to produce unsatisfactory results. We chose to focus 
> on the most useful subset of things that are common to all 
> controllers. I believe the API we've spec'ed is useful in spite of not 
> covering everything that exists in the world. 

FWIW, I agree with and support this view.

> I am not opposed to the idea of extending it to cover other common 
> features of game controllers, but I do think we'll stick to concepts 
> that are widely accepted (like vibration) and not bleeding-edge things 
> supported by a single device (touchpads, colored LED). If these things 
> gain traction then it makes sense to discuss spec'ing them. Otherwise 
> you run the risk of spec'ing something that has only one hardware 
> example, thus making the API hard to generalize to other devices that 
> introduce similar (but not identical) features in the future.

As I mentioned in a the status thread earlier today, I think it would be 
helpful to document potential new features like this.

-AB
Received on Friday, 4 April 2014 13:23:47 UTC

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