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Re: Features draft - next steps

From: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 21:40:49 +0200
To: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
CC: <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <F7CCBE97-D585-4E7F-B685-6726644A479C@nokia.com>
Android has a list of permissions [1].  These are strings, not URIs, but we can compare the granularity and operations included.

In some cases they may be essentially the same as the BONDI features [2], but we have to be careful since the meaning might be different even if the name appears the same.

I've updated  the Features draft to list the Android permissions that appear to correspond to the DAP APIs, and also updated the references, and coalesced a variety of similar warning notes. 

I'm going to take a look at comparing the meanings of the various items.

I think we need to review/prune the list for messaging, can anyone please help with that?

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch
Nokia

[1] http://developer.android.com/reference/android/Manifest.permission.html

[2] http://bondi.omtp.org/1.11/apis/apifeatures.html


On Aug 9, 2010, at 1:59 PM, Hirsch Frederick (Nokia-CIC/Boston) wrote:

> At the London F2F the WG decided to work on a Features draft as a next step on Device API policies [1]. The intent is that this would be applicable to various contexts, including device APIs policy, the widget feature element, and possibly the checkPermissions proposal [2] and installable applications manifest suggestion [3] from the privacy workshop.
> 
> We also discussed the value of understanding approaches already in use, for example in Android [4].
> 
> We have a draft "Device API Features" document that includes feature URIs from the BONDI contribution to the WG. The draft is at http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/features/ .  There are also some open actions related to this document.
> 
> Please share any proposals for text and content related to features on the DAP mailing list.  
> 
> By default I'd expect we'd refine the material from the BONDI contribution to correspond to the various API drafts in progress.
> 
> If you are able to help please let Robin and myself know.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> regards, Frederick
> 
> Frederick Hirsch, Nokia
> Co-Chair, W3C DAP Working Group
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2010/07/14-dap-minutes.html#action13
> 
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2010Jun/0279.html and thread, 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2010Jun/att-0343/minutes-2010-06-30.html#item03
> 
> [3] section 5, http://www.w3.org/2010/api-privacy-ws/papers/privacy-ws-24.pdf
> 
> [4] http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/security/security.html
> 
> (For tracker, this completes ACTION-244)
> 
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