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Re: Why aren't most devices virtual web services?

From: Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 15:55:18 +0100
Cc: "Mark S. Miller" <erights@google.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D63D15F7-3A1C-443C-BFAE-F897DB0194C6@robineko.com>
To: Frederick Hirsch <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
On Jan 13, 2010, at 15:50 , Frederick Hirsch wrote:
>>> Is there a requirement to allow local access to contacts, for example, even when disconnected from the network? How would this work in this model, or is disconnected operation not a requirement? It seems a mobile device should still operate as much as possible when disconnected.
>> That's entirely orthogonal. Either the web server is local, or (perhaps more likely) it is emulated by the user agent. You never go to the network, whether connected or not.
> I thought the proposal was to go to the network for authorization, in which case it is not orthogonal.

I don't read that in the original proposal, can you clarify which part you're thinking of?

Robin Berjon
  robineko  hired gun, higher standards
Received on Wednesday, 13 January 2010 14:55:49 UTC

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