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Re: Allow ... centralized dialog up front

From: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:06:44 +0100
Message-ID: <5110D9B4.8050605@w3.org>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com>, Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 04/02/2013 20:06 , Ian Hickson wrote:
> Geolocation can use a similar asynchronous UI:
>
> +--------------------------------------------------------------------+
> | (+) example.org wants to know your location. [ San Jose (IP)|V]  X|
> +-----------------------------------------------| Mountain View  |---+
>                                                  | 1600 Plymouth  |
>                                                  | Use GPS        |
>                                                  +----------------+

Except that this is probably the wrong design for Geolocation as it 
encourages requesting the location outside of the user's logical action 
flow — an input-type approach would have made more sense in this case. 
This sort of UI can sometimes make sense, but people shouldn't just copy 
off Geolocation and expect to the right.

Of course, an upfront dialog would only make that worse.

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Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
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