[whatwg] Bluetooth devices

Bjartur Thorlacius svartman95 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 07:12:26 PST 2010

On 12/13/10, Diogo Resende <dresende at thinkdigital.pt> wrote:
> Bjartur, I think you misunderstood our point. The idea is to have a way of
> accessing this kind of devices (not necessarily by bt or usb). The
> difference of this kind of devices is they're not keyboard, mics, headphones
> or cameras.
I still don't grasp how that could be useful. Please provide an example.
So you've got a non-kb, mouse, headphone or camera device, say a
permanent storage drive. There's no use in directly accessing the
device. If the app is a video stream filter, it can declare that it
takes a video stream as an input. The app only cares about the stream
being of MIME type "video" and potentially the encoding, not whether
the stream comes from a disk, camera, ethernet or tape.

Applications should not request keyboard access. They don't have to
care about keycodes and keyboard layouts. That's what OSes are for.
They request text. I fail to see what's so different about other
devices. In fact, applications shouldn't have to account for the fact
that there's some such thing as "devices" at all.

> Sent from my iPhone
Great for you.

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