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Re: PositionError Requests

From: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 20:58:33 +0000
Message-ID: <708552fb0810301358g5fd4ffd3m9422a8212bc03091@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Doug Turner" <doug.turner@gmail.com>
Cc: "Chris Butler" <cbutler@dash.net>, "Greg Bolsinga" <bolsinga@apple.com>, olli@pettay.fi, public-geolocation@w3.org

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 6:16 AM, Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Oct 29, 2008, at 8:21 PM, Andrei Popescu wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:14 PM, Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Looking at the defs., i do not see much of a difference between
>>> PROVIDER_ERROR and NOT_FOUND (NOT_FOUND is just a special case of
>>> PROVIDER_ERROR).
>>
>> Hmm, I think the difference between the two is more significant in the
>> case of of a network-based provider: PROVIDER_ERROR would mean that
>> the provider is not functioning correctly (the server is down, the
>> client can't reach the network, etc), while NOT_FOUND would mean that
>> everything is working fine, it's just that the server doesn't have
>> enough data to tell where the client is. But I agree that maybe this
>> is still not enough to warrant two separate error codes.
>>
>> Andrei
>
>
> That is what the message attribute is for, right?  From a web developer's
> point of view PROVIDER_ERROR (something bad happened in the "thing" that
> provides the geolocation position in the browser) and NOT_FOUND (the
> position couldn't be determined) are the same.
>

Ok. So we have:

UNKNOWN_ERROR = 1 (could be 0, but other error interfaces start at 1,
e.g.  http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#mediaerror)
PERMISSION_DENIED  = 2
POSITION_UNAVAILABLE = 3
TIMEOUT = 4

Is that ok with everyone?

Andrei
Received on Thursday, 30 October 2008 20:59:13 UTC

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