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Re: [vibra] Vibration API

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:23:36 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDEkeyobe37oOdD7Y3ea+kp=f3uqSBUTg6zoeGvFh9FhQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Scott Graham <scottmg@google.com>
Cc: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, ext Anssi Kostiainen <anssi.kostiainen@nokia.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org WG" <public-device-apis@w3.org>, public-webevents@w3.org
On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 3:12 PM, Scott Graham <scottmg@google.com> wrote:
> Hi device-apis and webevents,
> I'm not sure what the correct protocol for this is, but it seems like
> the gamepad and vibration APIs ought to be coordinated.
> Specifically, the vibration API assumes only one connected vibrator
> and thus it's on "navigator" (which seems suitable for phones, etc.)
> My initial thought would be that the same Vibration Interface would
> also appear on Gamepad, so a connected gamepad would have
> .vibrate(time) and .vibrate([pattern]).

This seems reasonable.  One could even have a device which can,
itself, vibrate (controlled via the navigator interface) and which can
have gamepads hooked up to it which can vibrate (controlled via the
gamepad interface).

> As the DAP is set up to handle things related to vibration, could the
> vibration spec simply add a reference to the Gamepad spec, and make
> the addition of having Gamepad implement Vibration? (as well as
> Navigator of course)

Yes, that sort of reference is acceptable.

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