[whatwg] Device proximity and light events

Scott González scott.gonzalez at gmail.com
Wed May 9 07:45:04 PDT 2012

There was a related discussion on the mailing list:

I also found a message from Hixie to me, related to that thread: "I agree
entirely that if an event has a use case, it makes sense for it to have an
event handler attribute."

On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM, Doug Turner <dougt at mozilla.com> wrote:

> On May 9, 2012, at 3:14 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 5:59 AM, Doug Turner <dougt at mozilla.com> wrote:
> >> Where was that discussion?
> >
> > This came up at the WebApps F2F and there was general agreement that
> > if we added new events adding new event handler attributes would make
> > sense.
> Was there any notes taken?
> > Feature detection of some kind is useful as forcing people to
> > do UA sniffing leads to badness.
> I am not arguing that it shouldn't be done.   I just don't think it as
> important as most people.  For example, even if the device is present, it
> may be off or not responding.  In that case, you'll have a feature that
> tests positive and never receive any events.

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