Re: [Powerbox] New draft based on further collaboration and prototyping


Do you propose any way for users to rescind their granted Powerbox
requisition permissions?

James Salsman

On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 3:41 PM, Tyler Close <> wrote:
> With the help of Sony Ericsson and Mozilla Labs, we have updated the
> Powerbox proposal to address a wider array of use-cases and
> implementation environments. This new draft reflects feedback we
> received on the initial proposal, discussions with potential
> implementers and application developers and prototyping work on Chrome
> and Android.
> The new draft is in the zip file (HTML + PNG) attached to this email .
> We believe the Powerbox provides a general purpose solution to the
> resource discovery and user consent problems that must be solved when
> giving Web content access to a user's private resources. A Powerbox
> introduction is therefore a good way to bootstrap the local device
> interactions that this WG is working on. The Examples section of the
> Powerbox spec shows how some of these scenarios could work, but leaves
> more involved interaction patterns, such as a full Calendar access, to
> the future (and current) work of this WG. The Powerbox shows how to
> initiate such interactions.
> An initial Powerbox prototype can be found at:
> The purpose of this prototype is to demonstrate (as closely as is
> feasible) what a potential Powerbox user interface could look like,
> and examine the implementation requirements. An implementation that is
> more closely coupled to the browser could have a better UI. The
> current prototype uses an older version of the Powerbox spec, but is
> very similar and will be updated shortly.
> The current version of the Powerbox spec is ready for wider
> prototyping work and we look forward to collaboration and feedback
> from this WG. We would like to see the Powerbox become a W3C
> Recommendation from this WG.
> Best Regards,
> --Tyler

Received on Wednesday, 26 May 2010 22:50:40 UTC