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Re: New draft of Coremob-2012 published, plus what's next

From: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:35:37 +0000
To: Robert Shilston <robert.shilston@ft.com>, Mounir Lamouri <mounir@lamouri.fr>
CC: "public-coremob@w3.org" <public-coremob@w3.org>, Hidetoshi Yokota <yokota@kddilabs.jp>
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On 1/3/13 6:14 PM, "Tobie Langel" <tobie@fb.com> wrote:

>On 1/3/13 5:58 PM, "Robert Shilston" <robert.shilston@ft.com> wrote:
>
>>On 2 Jan 2013, at 16:24, Mounir Lamouri wrote:
>>
>>
>>On 29/12/12 09:50, Hidetoshi Yokota wrote:
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>>From the above observation, is it possible to add a new requirement like
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>>below at this point in time?
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>>Req.X: User Agent SHOULD be able to obtain the information of the
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>>network, to which it attaches (e.g., connectivity or nominal capability)
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>>and it is RECOMMENDED to select an appropriate network when available.
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>>
>>
>>Related WGs: Device APIs WG, System Applications WG
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>>
>>
>>Please enlighten me if this kind of discussion has already been done and
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>>concluded.
>>
>>
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>>This has been discussed in DAP and there are privacy and fingerprinting
>>concerns. Given DAP is focusing on the browser scope and it is too scary
>>to provide such an API to all contents, it might be possible to have
>>this done in SysApps but it will very likely be behind some kind of
>>permission.
>>
>>Cheers,
>>--
>>Mounir
>>
>>
>>I feel that the network information, whilst it could be made available,
>>is sufficiently likely to be misleading as to be unwise to be used by
>>developers.  The only way to establish the connection quality is to
>>connect to the server you want to speak to.  We've written more about the
>>challenges of network state information at
>>http://labs.ft.com/2012/08/navigator-online-here-be-dragons/
>>Rob
>
>I'm sympathetic to the issue but the Network Info API is clearly the wrong
>way of looking at it, imho. I wrote more about this on the DAP mailing
>list recently[1]. If something along these lines (and also much shorter)
>would gather consensus, I'll happily add it to the doc.

Addressed this issue in:
https://github.com/coremob/coremob-2012/commit/0ca0b524.

--tobie
Received on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 16:36:14 UTC

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