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Re: [Gamepad] Liveness of Gamepad objects

From: Ted Mielczarek <ted@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:11:49 -0400
Message-ID: <5360DA75.1050607@mozilla.com>
To: public-webapps@w3.org
On 4/29/2014 10:39 AM, Ted Mielczarek wrote:
> The only major issue that needs to be fixed in the Gamepad API spec
> currently is the liveness of Gamepad objects[1].
After reading through the discussion here I'm leaning towards specifying
the snapshot behavior that Chrome implements. Regardless of whether we
spec an event-based update mechanism in the future, being able to refer
to a snapshot of Gamepad state seems useful, and there's not much
overhead in calling navigator.getGamepads()[i] instead of referring
directly to a saved Gamepad object.

My only reservation is that if Gamepad becomes a snapshot instead of a
live object, it feels weird to suggest adding output methods to it (like
adding vibration support). Perhaps I'm overthinking it, though.

Any other thoughts here?

Received on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 11:12:18 UTC

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