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Re: enableHighAccuracy as a privacy feature

From: Lars Erik Bolstad <lbolstad@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 15:28:58 +0100
Message-ID: <4BACC4AA.4030503@opera.com>
To: Matt Womer <mdw@w3.org>
CC: Aaron Boodman <aa@google.com>, Doug Turner <dougt@dougt.org>, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, "Thomson, Martin" <Martin.Thomson@andrew.com>, public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Matt Womer wrote:
> Hi hi,
> On Mar 24, 2010, at 2:00 PM, Aaron Boodman wrote:
>> If the bad guy is on the wire, couldn't he just change the code to say
>> he wanted high accuracy?
> Certainly.  Though UAs could use the setting of this bit to in some 
> manner relay to the user that this is a high accuracy request, and 
> perhaps give the user pause before accepting in the permission phase.
> -Matt

I think Dominique's proposed addition to the spec makes sense.
I also think it should be left to the UA implementors to decide to what 
extent location accuracy should be made negotiable in the user interface.

Lars Erik
Received on Friday, 26 March 2010 14:30:11 UTC

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