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Re: Sys Info network attributes

From: Doug Turner <dougt@dougt.org>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 22:22:32 -0700
Cc: W3C Device APIs and Policy WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-Id: <DC63EED8-BD9B-428B-A31E-0320267A1E2D@dougt.org>
To: Alissa Cooper <acooper@cdt.org>
yup, fair enough.  :-)

sending a mac address to a site is dangerous as it allows the site to always know who the client is and the client can't do anything about it.

I think in general that is a bad thing for the people on the web, but maybe widgets have a need for something like this.

Is any UA seriously considering exposing this API to the web without some sort of notification to the user that the requesting website is requesting something that is more privileged than normal?

I could imagine the API being useful for some sort of mobile widget that exposes your current network setting, etc.

Doug 
Received on Friday, 21 May 2010 05:23:14 UTC

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