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Re: real location vs. fake location

From: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 13:07:21 +0000
Message-ID: <708552fb0901280507n5fd47359l2cdfd46671ecce86@mail.gmail.com>
To: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>
Cc: Richard Barnes <rbarnes@bbn.com>, Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com>, "public-geolocation@w3.org" <public-geolocation@w3.org>

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 7:30 PM, Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu> wrote:
>
> "The Geolocation object can be used by scripts to programmatically determine
> the location information associated with the hosting device."
>
> is what the spec currently says. this could probably be considered to also
> cover fake locations.
>
> "Common sources of location information include Global Positioning System
> (GPS) and location inferred from network signals such as IP address, RFID,
> WiFi and Bluetooth MAC addresses, and GSM/CDMA cell IDs."
>
> is another quote. again, nothing disallows fake locations. and i am not sure
> whether any language exists anywhere in the draft that does disallow fake
> locations. we could be more explicit to be aware of that use case by saying:
>
> "Common sources of location information include Global Positioning System
> (GPS), location inferred from network signals such as IP address, RFID, WiFi
> and Bluetooth MAC addresses, GSM/CDMA cell IDs, and location information
> provided by users."
>

I'm fine with adding "and location information provided by users".

Andrei
Received on Wednesday, 28 January 2009 13:08:00 GMT

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