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

From: Mark S. Miller <erights@google.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:23:01 -0800
Message-ID: <4d2fac901001131023p7c2c68at9ceebb34f519bcc0@mail.gmail.com>
To: Frederick Hirsch <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
Cc: ext Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Still catching up. Answering out of order.


On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 7:26 AM, Frederick Hirsch <
Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com> wrote:

> use of OAuth.
>
>
That was just an example of one approach to the inter-site authorization
problem. Others are CORS and UMP. As I said in the initial proposal, I don't
think this WG should try to pick a winner in this debate. They should just
position device APIs so that they can leverage whatever the winner is, by
recasting devices as RESTful GET/POST apis. By so doing, we reduce the
security issues to a previously unsolved problem ;).



>
> regards, Frederick
>
> Frederick Hirsch
> Nokia
>
>
>
> On Jan 13, 2010, at 9:55 AM, ext Robin Berjon wrote:
>
>  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
>>  http://robineko.com/
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>


-- 
   Cheers,
   --MarkM
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