[webkit-dev] Adding ENABLE_BATTERY_STATUS to WebCore
darin at chromium.org
Wed Jun 15 11:29:24 PDT 2011
There should probably be a way to poll the current state. Much as you can
poll the document.readyState and respond to progress events, it would seem
to make sense to have a way to poll the battery state as well as respond to
battery state change events.
On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Greg Simon <gregsimon at chromium.org> wrote:
> From what I can tell the spec offers no way for the web application to
> initialize any algorithm based on the battery/power state because there is
> no guarantee of "minimum time" when a new document is created and the first
> battery event arrives. Ideally there would be a way to "kick" the UA into
> sending the battery event on demand.
> Otherwise the web application starts at full-throttle (burning battery) on
> a device with 10% battery left until it *drains* enough to get a
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 10:08 AM, Alexis Menard <
> alexis.menard at openbossa.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 2:02 PM, Andrei Popescu <andreip at google.com>
>> > On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 5:58 PM, Brett Wilson <brettw at chromium.org>
>> >> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 9:30 AM, Holger Freyther <zecke at selfish.org>
>> >>> On 06/15/2011 06:11 PM, laszlo.1.gombos at nokia.com wrote:
>> >>>> Hi,
>> >>>> The use-case for us is to enable content developers to implement
>> rudimentary power management (e.g. to stop "expensive" operations on the
>> page, perhaps save state). I'm not sure if this API is really meant for
>> accurately reporting all the possible power management states of the system
>> as Anssi pointed out.
>> >>> Okay, point on complexity taken. My question is what if you want to
>> >>> complexity, is there something in the event that prevents that (I have
>> no idea
>> >>> about DOM compatibility issues)? Don't get me wrong I think having
>> more device
>> >>> support is great.
>> >>> My other complain was, it is too simple. E.g. 'isPlugged' has no
>> >>> that the battery is getting charged. Is this a problem?
>> >> Why would a web page care about whether the battery is being charged
>> >> when the device is plugged in?
>> > Because it would know not to start doing things that drain the
>> > battery. For instance, powering up a 3G antenna to download your
>> > latest emails could be annoying to users if the battery level is too
>> > low. 3G takes quite a bit of power and the device would be in danger
>> > of powering down.
>> But if the phone is plugged in it can't power down. Most of modern
>> phones don't switch off anymore even if you have the battery low and
>> you play games, surf WiFi, go 3G as soon as you plugged it in. What
>> Brett meant is that it's useless to know that the battery is charging
>> while the phone is plugged in, you just want to know that it will not
>> switch off in any case so you can do whatever you want.
>> > Thanks,
>> > Andrei
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