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Re: DAP rechartering discussion

From: Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 08:27:39 -0800
To: "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>, "public-web-and-tv@w3.org" <public-web-and-tv@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B562A25A-1E82-4074-826B-30861AB367E1@netflix.com>
[+ Web & TV Interest Group]

Should the device types mentioned in the new Device And Policy APIs recharter proposal be expanded to include TVs and other such devices which increasingly make use of web technologies ?

... Mark


On Mar 11, 2011, at 5:44 AM, <Ingmar.Kliche@telekom.de> wrote:

> Deutsche Telekom supports the new DAP charter proposal [1], but asks for
> some clarifications and/or changes. 
> 
> Chapter 1 "Goals" explicitly mentions security and privacy and proposes
> "... reusing existing browser-based security metaphors where they apply
> and looking into innovative security and privacy mechanisms where they
> don't."
> 
> On the other hand section 2.2. "Out of scope" explicitly excludes
> further thinking about a policy framework. This limits the possibilities
> of "innovative security and privacy mechanisms", since one potential
> solution is precluded beforehand. We know about the discussions in the
> past, but we think it should be left up to the discussions during the
> charter period if a policy framework is the right way to go or not.
> 
> Furthermore the scope of the work explicitly mentions different types of
> devices ("Devices in this context include desktop computers, laptop
> computers, mobile Internet devices (MIDs), cellular phones."). Therefore
> we think it would be appropriate to add another success criteria which
> requires implementations for different device types before going to W3C
> Rec (especially mobile and desktop devices) to make sure that the APIs
> are implementable in the different environments which are explicitly in
> scope of DAP. 
> 
> ... Ingmar.
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2010/11/DeviceAPICharter.html
> 
> 
> 
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