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Re: renaming enableHighAccuracy

From: Greg Bolsinga <bolsinga@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 09:49:09 -0700
Cc: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>, "Allan Thomson (althomso)" <althomso@cisco.com>, public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Message-Id: <91363ABE-E55C-4B25-B44D-BF4883BE160A@apple.com>
To: Angel Machín <angel.machin@gmail.com>
On Apr 1, 2009, at 8:45 AM, Angel Machín wrote:

> I would prefer to have this parameter removed. I think that the way of
> retrieving location should be specified by users in the UA user
> interface, in the same way (as an example) that GoogleMaps Mobile does
> with the “use GPS” option.

+1. I think this is an implementation detail whose meaning will change  
as devices get better. This is for the UA to decide, much like privacy  
issues. ;)

IMHO, it is equivalent to having a use16BitMode in the API since 16bit  
chips presumably use less power. ;)

-- Greg
Received on Wednesday, 1 April 2009 16:50:31 GMT

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