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[whatwg] Proposal for a debugging information API

From: David Barrett-Kahn <dbk@google.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:07:22 -0800
Message-ID: <CA+iXHYNOtDvgR4JpR4=94tMoPc9fDO1agrNpswQN4fmrNZSFyw@mail.gmail.com>
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Hi whatwg.  I have a proposal for a new web standard, and would value your
feedback.  This is based on my experiences working on Google Docs, which
has a well developed ability to send crash reports back to the server for
analysis.  We often find these crash reports to be lacking in crucial
information though, because that information is not available on the JS
APIs.

My proposal is to have a class of information which can be made available
to an app only after the display of a generic 'this application has
crashed' dialog, which could be drilled into to show what is being
disclosed, and which of course can be denied.

Good examples of the information in question are the system's precise
hardware and network configuration, what Chrome extensions it has
installed, and perhaps a screenshot of the failed application.

I've fleshed this out in the following document, and would value opinions
on the value of a feature of this kind, and the merits of this particular
approach.

https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1pw2Bzvy6OEn8YY3fAcZiReJPmgB79swkx-NJAdcemPk

Thanks!

-Dave
Received on Thursday, 15 November 2012 05:07:49 GMT

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