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From Filip Maj <>
Subject Re: capabilities api
Date Sat, 20 Oct 2012 00:06:02 GMT
Hmm so then standardizing the .capabilities object becomes the hard part?

On 10/19/12 4:56 PM, "Shazron" <> wrote:

>We already have the window.device object -- we can tack on a
>window.device.capabilities object that could contain the boolean
>properties or something.
>On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 4:52 PM, Brian LeRoux <> wrote:
>> I dunno, I think this is independent of the current APIs. (More than
>> one API we have deals w/ Cameras for example.) Seems like we want more
>> nuance than boolean too (consider front && back camera). We are
>> definitely talking about hardware/sensors detection.
>> Not loving the w3c cc/pp spec, that RDF business looks hairy, I think
>> we need something more approachable like you describe.
>> On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 4:23 PM, Filip Maj <> wrote:
>>> Tack on a .yep boolean onto every API surface?
>>> On 10/19/12 2:25 PM, "Brian LeRoux" <> wrote:
>>>>Community member Ian has noticed our lack of a capabilities api, and
>>>>ignoring the snipe at our foresight, I do agree its a missing piece in
>>>>the web platform. [1]
>>>>There is some prior art.
>>>>- Media queries have a couple of interesting APIs (matchMedia [2],
>>>>window.devicePixelRatio, and potentially a future
>>>>- Flash has a comprehensive capabilities API. [3]
>>>>- The W3C has a somewhat unwieldy take on this issue. [4]  It should
>>>>be noted that a new working group at the w3c called sysapps will be
>>>>addressing this.
>>>>- Tizen has a System Info API (which I'd link to but cannot).
>>>>Does anyone have any thoughts on how we should structure / develop out
>>>>the ability for our users to query the device capbilities?

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