Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Ubiquitous W3C: Battery standards

Batteries? wow!

I saw this release from the W3C and it made me sit up:
"The Device APIs and Policy Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of Battery Status Event Specification. This specification provides tools for developers to access device battery status (charge level, time remaining, etc.) within Web Applications. This specification defines a new DOM event type that provides information about the battery status of the hosting device and associated auxiliary devices. Learn more about theUbiquitous Web Applications Activity."

why? because I thought - why is the W3C publishing standards about batteries at all? W3C stands for "World Wide Web Consortium", yet here we are looking at how to monitor battery status within a web page.

it just show you how Ubiquitous they are trying to be!

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