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Re: Clarity over direction of work on runtime and security model?

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:54:47 +0100
Message-ID: <52387B47.6050507@w3.org>
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
CC: "public-sysapps@w3.org" <public-sysapps@w3.org>
On 17/09/13 15:54, Marcos Caceres wrote:
> On Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 3:50 PM, Dave Raggett wrote:
>> I've been asked for a clear statement over the direction of work in
>> SysApps on the runtime and security model and would appreciate your help
>> with this. I understand that the current editor's draft for the runtime
>> and security model specification is likely to need substantial
>> modifications before it can be transitioned into a First Public Working
>> Draft. Can anyone explain what the problem areas are that are holding us
>> back?
> It's too hard a problem - with little return if we standardize it.
> Runtimes already support their own runtime security models… the only
> thing that might be useful there is some of the lifecycle events, but
> those apply equally to web pages and packaged apps (so should really
> be defined in HTML).
>> We have already split off the packaging model to Web Apps and the
>> Application Lifecycle and Events to the spec Anssi and Kenneth are
>> editing. What about the use cases and requirements -- where are these
>> documented and could we progress them separately?
> Yes, this is what Anssi and Kenneth have been doing in their doc.

So am I correct in that we don't expect to have a standard covering the 
permissions requested in app manifests?  Won't this cause interop 
problems for system applications across different run-times?

Many thanks,

Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
Received on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 15:55:18 UTC

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