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[sensors] Relax requirements for asking permissions in sensors

From: Mikhail Pozdnyakov via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:03:44 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
Message-ID: <issues.opened-212703827-1488971022-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
pozdnyakov has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/sensors:

== Relax requirements for asking permissions in sensors ==
Google Chrome team [proposes not to introduce permissions](https://docs.google.com/a/intel.com/document/d/1Ml65ZdW5AgIsZTszk4mD_ohr40pcrdVFOIf0ZtWxDv0/edit?disco=AAAABHr9jNQ) at least for ALS, Gyroscope, Magnetometer and Accelerometer.

The rational:  "Discussion of past issues discovered in Blink’s Device Orientation and Motion APIs is [here](https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=598674), we believe they are all addressed by the above mitigations".

I think the Generic Sensor specification could be updated so that it does not say permissions "must" be obtained, and instead leaves it for UA to decide (s/must/may).

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/sensors/issues/174 using your GitHub account
Received on Wednesday, 8 March 2017 11:03:59 UTC

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