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Permissions for receiving messages

From: Niklas Widell <niklas.widell@ericsson.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 15:16:29 +0200
To: "'public-device-apis@w3.org'" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6FFCEF6A0AE1D6468ADD42818409956204D837B0@ESESSCMS0352.eemea.ericsson.se>

The Permissions spec [1] does not allow any parameterization of permissions, and this does not appear necessary for the permissions it currently defines. However, for Messaging, I think it would be useful for "onSMS/onMMS/onEmail" to be able to limit what messages the widget/web app actually sees (in a sense similar to how WARP [2] spec limits network access for widgets).

A widget can filter out what messages it want to show/act on, however, I'm not really comfortable in allowing any widget to intercept ANY message as long as the widget has requested the right permission , which would be the case otherwise.

The current Permissions spec does not easily extend to this include this functionality as far as I can tell, thus an additional mechanism would be needed, perhaps something like WARP.

BTW, Android doesn't (as far as I can tell) allow this granularity.


Best regards,

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-api-perms-20101005/
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/CR-widgets-access-20100420/
Received on Thursday, 14 October 2010 13:17:00 UTC

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