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From Filip Maj <...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: capabilities api
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:23:42 GMT
Tack on a .yep boolean onto every API surface?

On 10/19/12 2:25 PM, "Brian LeRoux" <b@brian.io> 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
>navigator.supportsCSS).
>- 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?
>
>[1] https://twitter.com/iandevlin/status/259309546969903104
>[2] https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/DOM/window.matchMedia
>[3] 
>http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/flash/s
>ystem/Capabilities.html
>[4] http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-CCPP-struct-vocab2-20070430/


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