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Re: PositionError - DOMString message

From: Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 01:42:34 +0300
Message-ID: <48F5205A.9060505@helsinki.fi>
To: public-geolocation@w3.org

 >On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 12:48 AM, Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com> 
 >> 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 
 >> 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

Though, even if the .message is for developers only, it could be 
localized. Mozilla does that for different kinds of errors
or warnings which are printed to error console.

Received on Tuesday, 14 October 2008 22:50:33 UTC

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