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Re: Simple LREST toying

From: Arve Bersvendsen <arveb@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 14:22:02 +0100
To: "Frederick Hirsch" <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>, "ext Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "ext Robin Berjon" <robin@robineko.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u70ne0c3byn2jm@galactica>
On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 14:14:26 +0100, Frederick Hirsch  
<Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com> wrote:

> So if the  photos (or contacts) are on the device, then access policy  
> should be handled by the device, which results in needing the policy on  
> the device, for the device APIs.

As I understand the argument (but I might be wrong here):

1. When contacts and similar APIs are implemented as REST, the device APIs  
themselves become an implementation detail that doesn't need  
standardization, as long as the API against the restful service is clearly  
specified.

2. Instead of a policy question, the access to the data on the device is  
now an authentication question that doesn't require a standardized policy  
language.
-- 
Arve Bersvendsen

Opera Software ASA, http://www.opera.com/
Received on Friday, 12 February 2010 13:22:39 GMT

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