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Re: Web Intents - a short introduction

From: Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2011 22:04:50 -0000
To: "James Hawkins" <jhawkins@chromium.org>
Cc: public-web-intents@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.v528ycscewg2x1@bxr>
On Tue, 06 Dec 2011 21:56:09 -0000, James Hawkins <jhawkins@chromium.org>  
wrote:
> Can you provide a little more context about where this is coming from,  
> Bjartur?
>
Yeah, sorry. I quoted the second message to the ML  
<4EC7931A.30603@w3.org>. Also, my use of the term "User Agent" is probably  
incorrect in this context. My point is that Users, not Sites, should  
select Partners.

Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> 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
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