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[whatwg] Bluetooth devices

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 12:47:00 +0100
Message-ID: <op.vnlm0mym64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Sat, 11 Dec 2010 22:53:47 +0100, Bjartur Thorlacius
<svartman95 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/2/10, Diogo Resende <dresende at thinkdigital.pt> wrote:
>> For example, a medical device may have no interest to the OS but a web
>> app (just like a desktop app) could get some interesting information and
>> perhaps send some instructions. Maybe some API like the geolocation..
> Wrong layering. HTML is for providing information, not deciding what
> to do with it. Provide data, information, let UA gather and user use.

What do you mean with this?

>> I don't think Don was talking about mouse/kb/video/gps stuff. That
>> should be handled by the OS and reflected to the current APIs as wired
>> alternatives do. I think Don meant to be able to scan other types of
>> devices and be able to interact with them.
> What makes other devices so different that they need special exposition?

They are far more common. We always try to optimize the common case.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Sunday, 12 December 2010 03:47:00 UTC

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