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Protocol for notifying fixed size web browsers about info Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245642D
Publication Date: 2016-Mar-23
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Protocol for notifying fixed size web browsers about info-hardware events


Extending the info-hardware concept to web browsers would allow for third party web developers to act upon info-hardware events. Info-hardware events, to explain a bit further, are changes to hardware inputs (buttons, connectors, scroll wheels, switches, etc) that are displayed on a device close to where the change took place. Examples of info-hardware events are: Showing a symbol when the user is connecting a USB cable to a handheld device, visualizing the user pressing one of the volume buttons, showing what state a hardware toggle is in when the user is toggling that hardware switch, etc. Note all these notifications will be shown on the screen next to where the connector, toggle, etc sits. This is done to give the user direct feedback on the action on the location of the change.

Proposed Solution:

This invention/protocol caters for third party web developers to act on info-hardware notifications and where they potentially could display content on their web pages, client side, which matches their style/content. To do so this idea uses the JavaScript event model and the API function addEventListener, where a developer can register for events of certain types. To use this protocol the user would typically register for info-hardware events on the window element (E.g. window.addEventListener(hardwareInput, handleHardwareInputChanges(event));

Doing so would make the system start asynchronously alerting about info-hardware change...