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[dap-charter] DASWG: Drop Network Information API because it is harmful to the web (#105)

From: Tantek Çelik via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 06:50:13 +0000
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tantek has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/dap-charter:

== DASWG: Drop Network Information API because it is harmful to the web ==
Per [DAS charter feedback](https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-new-work/2020Jun/0012.html): Mozilla has significant concerns about the inclusion of the Network Information API in the charter (as a specification to potentially adopt from the WICG) — Mozilla's public position is that this API is "harmful" to the Web as the information that it provides is unreliable and, at the same time, open to privacy abuses. As we have [stated publicly](https://mozilla.github.io/standards-positions/#netinfo), we believe it is "better that sites use methods that dynamically adapt to available bandwidth, as that is more accurate and likely to be applicable in the moment". Or, alternatively, use newer declarative solutions, such as "lazy loading" images and alike.

cc: [@dwsinger](https://github.com/dwsinger) [@pes10k](https://github.com/pes10k) [@marcoscaceres](https://github.com/marcoscaceres)

(Originally published at: https://tantek.com/2020/188/b8/das-drop-network-information-api)

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/dap-charter/issues/105 using your GitHub account
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