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Re: Request Web Security review of Gamepad API

From: Tom Ritter <tom@ritter.vg>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2018 14:27:00 -0500
Message-ID: <CA+cU71==f5qm7CnN3gZsOb+1-x2ia43Ag5_4pdZRgQpoueqs=g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com>
Cc: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.uk>, Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 18 May 2018 at 14:10, Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 8:41 PM, Tom Ritter <tom@ritter.vg> wrote:
>>
>> How is this exposed in other browsers? It seems like it would be
>> advantageous to require this string to _not_ contain uniquely
>> identifying information and to Non-normatively suggest an algorithm to
>> do so.
>
>
> In order to provide reasonable defaults for the variety of controllers there
> are, a developer needs to know what controllers a user is using. The
> alternative is having malfitting defaults and requiring users to rebind
> functions manually to suit their controller, or pick a configuration scheme
> for a controller from a list, both of which are substantially worse UX for
> things that "should just work" and which native applications can "make just
> work".
>
> If you keep making it harder to compete with native applications UX, it's to
> little of anybodies surprise that web applications can't compete with native
> applications. duh.

What? How is saying "Playstation Controller Model 4" not indicating
what controller a user is using, and how is not saying "Playstation
Controller Model 4 Serial 28464927495" making the web ecosystem worse
than the native applications?

-tom
Received on Friday, 18 May 2018 19:27:53 UTC

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