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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> 
 >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

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.


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

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