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Re: Proposal for a web application descriptor

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 02 May 2011 10:28:54 +0200
To: public-webapps@w3.org, "Simon Heckmann" <simon@simonheckmann.de>
Message-ID: <op.vuuhugd4wxe0ny@widsith.local>
On Mon, 02 May 2011 10:04:58 +0200, Simon Heckmann  
<simon@simonheckmann.de> wrote:

> There is a new version of the proposal out:  
> http://www.simonheckmann.de/proposal/draft2

You're thinking along very similar lines to the way we are thinking inside  
Opera about this problem, in terms of UI.

However, I'm not so sure about having an object that authors can interact  
with for permissions. While the positive side is always good, letting  
malicious authors into this is known to be a major problem.

Have you seen the work done by the Web Security Context group?  
http://www.w3.org/TR/wsc-ui/

cheers

Chaals

> Am 29.04.2011 um 15:33 schrieb Simon Heckmann:
>
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>> I have read a lot in the last month about the future of html and web  
>> applications and I am very impressed by the progress this makes.  
>> However, I have come across some thing that annoys me: Permissions. I  
>> know they are important and I know they are needed but currently I find  
>> this quite inconvenient. And with more and more permissions coming up  
>> this might get worse so I spent some time thinking about it.
>>
>> I have written a short document covering my proposal:  
>> www.simonheckmann.de/download/Proposal.pdf (PDF, 3 pages, ~200KB) or  
>> www.simonheckmann.de/proposal/ (HTML version).
>>
>> It should just take only a few minutes to read and includes examples  
>> and screenshots. I am really looking forward to hearing your thoughts  
>> on this. Please feel free to share this idea with whomever you want to.  
>> If you think I should post this proposal somewhere else please say so.
>>
>> Kind regards,
>> Simon Heckmann
>


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