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Adding module for getting battery status #987

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Adding module for getting battery status
@bcoles bcoles merged commit dde007c into beefproject:master Mar 25, 2014
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@bcoles bcoles commented Mar 25, 2014

Merged. Thanks @ecneladis

I've confirmed this works on latest Firefox 28.

In my limited testing I noticed virtual machines and devices without a battery return battery.level=1, so it's possible to determine if the device has a battery with (battery.level != 1 and battery.level != 0) - despite the W3C spec:

The API defined in this specification is used to determine the battery status of the hosting device. The information disclosed has minimal impact on privacy or fingerprinting, and therefore is exposed without permission grants. For example, authors cannot directly know if there is a battery or not in the hosting device.

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@ecneladis ecneladis commented Mar 25, 2014

Works also on Firefox 22.0 (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:22.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/22.0).

It depends on the VM software I guess. Virtualbox send proper power status to guest by default.

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