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Re: Web Intents - a short introduction

From: James Hawkins <jhawkins@chromium.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 13:56:09 -0800
Message-ID: <CAO800SzTyx1b2z6x8n5ZoN6eCQ-rxm4RpocC528mj+9sN0cOSg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95@gmail.com>
Cc: public-web-intents@w3.org
On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 1:54 PM, Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95@gmail.com> wrote:
> In an application showing the temperature at many locations, presumably
> there is a way for the user to select multiple sensors, and for the
> application to access appropriate metadata for each sensor? In this example,
> the partner (the temperature sensor) wants to provide metadata to the site
> (e.g. its location), and it may be necessary for the user to give his/her
> consent. This points to the need to inform users prior to them making a
> decision as to which partners to use for this particular application.
> Selecting a Partner when multiple are registered seems generally useful.
> User Agents should thus provide a UI to do so instead of forcing every Site
> to redundantly provide a UI ultimately leading to bandwidth waste and
> interface incompatibilities. Then users would not need to give up
> information, such as the location of their sensors, to the Site.
> --
> -,Bjartur

Can you provide a little more context about where this is coming from, Bjartur?

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