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Re: status of phase 1 work items?

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 01:22:06 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+c2ei9ZgGXW_U+DBxrmY+-rNoKLHzZ4b5WNxrUvSBHbfubkGQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Cc: "public-sysapps@w3.org" <public-sysapps@w3.org>
Given that we still haven't made much progress on the basis of all of
our specs, the runtime and security model, I think it's too early to
start looking at the phase 2 specs.

We still don't have much of an understanding of what the security
model is. How trusted is the code that is accessing the APIs that
we're designing? When are there security dialogs presented to the
user? What checks did the store that the user got the app from do on
the code before publishing the app? Are we ok with apps fingerprinting
the user? Does the user have the ability to turn off certain
permissions from a given app? Is that considered part of the normal
flow of user behavior, or just the normal "the user can do whatever
the heck he wants with his useragent, but he shouldn't be surprised if
things break when he does freaky things"?

/ Jonas

On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 6:29 PM, Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> wrote:
> We now have first public working drafts for all of the phase 1 work items
> with the exception of App URI, and the manifest extension spec.
>
> Several of the specs have been updated since the FPWD was published, and are
> candidates for updated public working drafts. Any suggestions for which ones
> are ready, or soon will be?
>
> I am also interested in a crisper understanding of where we are in respect
> to the manifest and App URI work items.  We handed the JSON manifest format
> over to WebApps, with the understanding that we would develop an extension
> spec to cover the specific requirements for SysApps. WebApps have started
> discussion on the manifest format, along with the realization that it should
> be usable for ebooks as well as packaged apps. However, I am now quite sure
> where things stand with respect to the SysApps extension spec, and the
> SysApps AppURI spec.
>
> A further question is where are in respect to starting phase 2?  Am I
> correct in assuming that we are already welcoming contributions on use cases
> and requirements?  Are we expecting to see draft specifications in time for
> the Toronto face to face in late August?
>
> --
> Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
>
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