[whatwg] Bluetooth devices

David Singer singer at apple.com
Thu Aug 19 05:52:58 PDT 2010

I am not sure whether the physical connectivity used has much bearing on what devices are connected and usable, honestly.  Why does the 'virtual' wire matter? (USB, serial, Bluetooth, built-in, IEEE4888, ....)?

On Aug 19, 2010, at 14:28 , Bjartur Thorlacius wrote:

>> Is there any intention to provide access to Bluetooth devices through the
>> Device element?
> Addressing Bluetooth specifically might or might not be out of scope
> of the <device> element, depending on what the scope will be :)
> This is to low level for my taste; what would a web page want direct
> communication over Bluetooth for? If RS-323 will be left out, Bluetooth
> probably should be [left out] too. Higher level JavaScript interfaces
> for accessing filesystems and user selected audio streams cover all use
> cases I can think of.
> But then, I don't fully understand what use cases <device> is trying to
> solve in the first place.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.

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