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Re: Web Intents: Opacity

From: Greg Billock <gbillock@google.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 10:48:52 -0800
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To: WebIntents <public-web-intents@w3.org>
On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 2:22 PM, timeless <timeless@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 2:28 PM, Greg Billock <gbillock@google.com> wrote:
> >>> 2 Opacity
>
> > Something that may become ergonomically helpful and be an acceptable
> > tradeoff is a client ability to request whether any services at all are
> > registered for a particular action/type. I'm leery even of that, though.
>
> I'm rather strongly opposed to even that. It took us years to address
> a:visited, it's too easy to discover if someone has been somewhere and
> abuse that knowledge.
>

Our current proposal has no APIs for this at all. We definitely need to be
careful about any such additions (and even oppose them by default :-)) to
make sure we understand exactly what's at stake.
Received on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 18:49:20 UTC

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