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[whatwg] Proposal for a web application descriptor

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 05 May 2011 17:08:44 +0200
Message-ID: <op.vu0kcu04wxe0ny@widsith.local>
On Thu, 05 May 2011 16:39:53 +0200, Cameron Heavon-Jones  
<cmhjones at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> On 05/05/2011, at 8:30 AM, timeless wrote:
>
>> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 9:13 AM, Charles McCathieNevile  
>> <chaals at opera.com> wrote:
>>
>>> In practice, even given something as simple
>>> as twitter's geolocation request I *sometimes* allow it to know where  
>>> I am
>>> and sometimes don't.
>>
>> I'm hoping we'll eventually move to a model where users are able to
>> provide default values for things, e.g. "If anyone asks [about
>> GeoPositioning], I'm in Paris" (I'm currently sick in HEL, but no one
>> needs to know that).
>
> That sounds like a pretty cool feature, whoever said that the UA had to  
> tell the truth! :)
>
> It definitely puts the user in control.

There is a Unite application for Opera that does this -  
http://unite.opera.com/application/701/

cheers

-- 
Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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