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Re: PositionError - DOMString message

From: Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 07:49:40 -0700
Cc: public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Message-Id: <966F49C0-91F5-4C5B-93AF-FB029DED48A1@gmail.com>
To: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>


On Oct 14, 2008, at 4:50 AM, Andrei Popescu wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 12:48 AM, Doug Turner  
> <doug.turner@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> If I recall correctly, the message attribute on the position error  
>> was
>> suppose to be for debugging purposes.  However, it was brought up  
>> that this
>> message may be displayed to the user.  Should this string be  
>> localized?
>> Should we change the draft spec to suggest that this string is  
>> localized
>> and can be displayed to the user?
>>
>
> Hmm, not sure. I think most implementations will end up using
> different strings. If those strings are shown to the user, then the
> error messages that the user sees will be quite technical and will
> also look different depending on the UA that she is happening to be
> using at the time, which may be somewhat confusing. I'm thinking that
> the applications that use the Geo API are in a better position to
> handle the UI for the error situations, so we should not encourage
> them to just print out the API error messages.
>
> Andrei


Then I guess I am not sure of the value of such an error message in  
our API.
Received on Tuesday, 14 October 2008 14:50:29 UTC

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