[whatwg] Bluetooth devices

Roger Hågensen rescator at emsai.net
Thu Dec 16 16:02:30 PST 2010

On 2010-12-15 18:02, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Bjartur Thorlacius
> <svartman95 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> 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.
> No, not something so general-purpose.  Say it's some type of device
> where the market is so small that standardization is infeasible --
> maybe it's only useful in a particular specialty, and there are only
> one or two low-volume vendors.  Or maybe it's some new type of device
> where the market is uncertain and nothing has been standardized yet.
> Given that there's no standard high-level way to interact with the
> device, it might be desirable to have *some* way to interact with it,
> necessarily generic and low-level.  Probably along the lines of
> sending and receiving binary messages.
> At least that's the general idea I get.  I can't give any specific
> examples, but I don't think mass-market stuff like permanent storage
> drives is what we're talking about here.  (We already have filesystem
> APIs in the works anyway, right?)  Of course, more specific real-world
> use-cases would be necessary before anyone would consider speccing
> something like this.

Something that specific would be better implemented as a browser plugin 
that wrap OS API or a OS driver's API functionality,
if it becomes popular then one or more browser developers would probably 
be interested in supporting it without the need for a browser 
at which point one just need to follow the guidelines that Ian posts 
here quite frequently to get it standardized.

Roger "Rescator" Hågensen.
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