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Re: Re: Keyboard events for accessible RIAs and Games

From: Wez <wez@google.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:58:47 -0800
Message-ID: <CALekkJdZmNkiDQLXorr+yeOjv4P0wH9SY8umAxK6Hkg6bgk38g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen <hallvord@opera.com>
Cc: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, www-dom@w3.org, Florian Bösch <pyalot@gmail.com>
The information this let's the application access is the keyboard layout
the user has in effect, which is information already accessible via the
Level 3 locale member of KeyboardEvent.
On 31 Jan 2013 03:56, "Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen" <hallvord@opera.com>
wrote:

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> > I don't think figuring out how close X is to Y is relevant, at all. And
> I did not imply or ask for it.
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> Well yes, implicitly you did. If a random website can figure out where
> keys are on your keyboard (i.e. what layout you are using) it is an extra
> data point for fingerprinting / tracking users. So Björn has a good point:
> for privacy reasons, access to this API should probably be limited to
> sites/apps that are trusted or privileged in some way.
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> Hallvord R. M. Steen
> Core tester, Opera Software
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