[whatwg] Bluetooth devices

Diogo Resende dresende at thinkdigital.pt
Fri Dec 17 02:42:52 PST 2010

Let's think about an example, perhaps a bluetooth weather station. For
the OS it's just another bluetooth device. What if a web app could have
permission (granted by the user/browser) to scan for bluetooth devices
and fetch weather information, save it on the weather history and
process it in some way.

- Does the OS need to know how to fetch this information?
- Is a browser plugin really a better idea? Which browser/version? Then
how is the page going to fetch that? How secure is that? Can't another
page do it? This reminds me the use of <embed> which I personally hate.

I hope this kind of example enlights some people to forget about
storage, cameras, keyboards and all the stuff you can get in any general
technology store.


On Fri, 2010-12-17 at 01:02 +0100, Roger Hågensen wrote:
> 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 
> plugin/wrapper,
> at which point one just need to follow the guidelines that Ian posts 
> here quite frequently to get it standardized.

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