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Re: [Powerbox] New draft based on further collaboration and prototyping

From: Tyler Close <tyler.close@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 15:57:22 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTim9phWk2XDAZB1zZB4fMbaiPurHf-p9nM21jNuH@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Salsman <jsalsman@gmail.com>
Cc: public-device-apis@w3.org
Hi James,

Whether or not it makes sense to rescind a particular permission and
how it should be rescinded is tightly coupled to the kind of resource
the permission is for. The Powerbox therefore enables Providers to
support a user interface for reviewing and revoking outstanding
permissions for the resources they manage. This revocation user
interface is linked to from the "home" attribute of the Provider
Document.

--Tyler

On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 3:49 PM, James Salsman <jsalsman@gmail.com> wrote:
> Tyler,
>
> Do you propose any way for users to rescind their granted Powerbox
> requisition permissions?
>
> Regards,
> James Salsman
>
>
> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 3:41 PM, Tyler Close <tyler.close@gmail.com> wrote:
>> With the help of Sony Ericsson and Mozilla Labs, we have updated the
>> Powerbox proposal to address a wider array of use-cases and
>> implementation environments. This new draft reflects feedback we
>> received on the initial proposal, discussions with potential
>> implementers and application developers and prototyping work on Chrome
>> and Android.
>>
>> The new draft is in the zip file (HTML + PNG) attached to this email .
>>
>> We believe the Powerbox provides a general purpose solution to the
>> resource discovery and user consent problems that must be solved when
>> giving Web content access to a user's private resources. A Powerbox
>> introduction is therefore a good way to bootstrap the local device
>> interactions that this WG is working on. The Examples section of the
>> Powerbox spec shows how some of these scenarios could work, but leaves
>> more involved interaction patterns, such as a full Calendar access, to
>> the future (and current) work of this WG. The Powerbox shows how to
>> initiate such interactions.
>>
>> An initial Powerbox prototype can be found at:
>>
>> http://web-powerbox.appspot.com/
>>
>> The purpose of this prototype is to demonstrate (as closely as is
>> feasible) what a potential Powerbox user interface could look like,
>> and examine the implementation requirements. An implementation that is
>> more closely coupled to the browser could have a better UI. The
>> current prototype uses an older version of the Powerbox spec, but is
>> very similar and will be updated shortly.
>>
>> The current version of the Powerbox spec is ready for wider
>> prototyping work and we look forward to collaboration and feedback
>> from this WG. We would like to see the Powerbox become a W3C
>> Recommendation from this WG.
>>
>> Best Regards,
>> --Tyler
>>
>



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