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RE: renaming enableHighAccuracy

From: Taqi Jaffri <tjaffri@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 11:14:17 -0700
To: Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com>, Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
CC: public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Message-ID: <50DC653EDB622C49A14CD0AF496846037A0651026D@NA-EXMSG-C103.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
+1. This is something we have also discussed internally, and it makes a lot of sense.

-----Original Message-----
From: public-geolocation-request@w3.org [mailto:public-geolocation-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Doug Turner
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 11:00 AM
To: Andrei Popescu
Cc: public-geolocation
Subject: Re: renaming enableHighAccuracy

+1

On Mar 31, 2009, at 10:53 AM, Andrei Popescu wrote:

> Hi,
>
> The 'enableHighAccuracy' attribute continues to generate a lot of
> controversy so I'd like to propose renaming it.
>
> The main reason why it exists is to allow Web developers to say that
> their application works fine with low-accuracy position fixes and,
> therefore, the UA should not bother turning on location providers that
> consume a lot of power. Web developers care about power consumption
> since, on mobile devices especially, this has an impact on how long
> their applications can be used. So how about renaming this attribute
> to "lowPowerOnly" (thanks to Steve Block for the suggestion) ? This
> name is closer to the intended effect: a hint that the implementation
> should make use of only what it considers to be low power providers.
> What is a low power provider is left to the implementation to decide,
> but a reasonable course of action would be to avoid powering up the
> GPS when "lowPowerOnly" attribute is set to true.
>
> Thanks,
> Andrei
>
Received on Tuesday, 31 March 2009 18:15:05 GMT

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