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CommentorCommentWorking Group decisionCommentor reply
LC-2765 Felipe Nascimento de Moura <felipenmoura@gmail.com> (archived comment)

Is there(or there will be) a way I can find out if the device is in silent

I mean, I could perform a "bip" sound in my webapp when something
happens...but if the user has put his device in "meeting mode", I will just
vibrate it instead...is this(or will it be) possible somehow?

Updated introduction to mention relevance of Notification API, referencing W3C Notification editors draft ( https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/notifications/raw-file/tip/Overview.html )

email summary: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2013Jun/0010.html

Revised text:


This section is non-normative.

The API is specifically designed to address use cases that require simple tactile feedback only. Use cases requiring more fine-grained control are out of scope for this specification. This API is not meant to be used as a generic notification mechanism. Such use cases may be handled using the Web Notifications [notifications] specification. In addition, determining whether vibration is enabled is out of scope for this specification.


LC-2764 Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com> (archived comment)
The [vibration] LC Working Draft [1] includes a normative reference to HTML 5.0 CR [2].

The normative text of the LC WD refers to HTML5 in the following text:
3. Terminology

The concepts browsing context<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/browsers.html#browsing-context> and spin the event loop<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/webappapis.html#spin-the-event-loop> are defined in [HTML5<http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-vibration-20130523/#bib-HTML5>].
The two links in the above text do NOT refer to the HTML 5.0 CR but actually refer to the HTML 5.1 nightly build. I recommend you change the links to refer to the HTML5 CR draft OR change the normative reference to HTML 5.1.

HTML WG co-chair

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-vibration-20130523/
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/

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Update specification to refer to HTML 5 CR with the two links in the terminology section ('browsing context' and 'spin the event loop') , http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2013May/0063.html yes

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