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Re: PositionError - DOMString message

From: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 15:52:48 +0100
Message-ID: <708552fb0810140752s2a3b5275o9f7e1ae01353e52f@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Doug Turner" <doug.turner@gmail.com>
Cc: public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>

On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 3:49 PM, Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

I see some value for application developers who want to debug their apps.

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