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Re: geolocation privacy statement strawman

From: Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 11:31:08 -0700
Cc: Alissa Cooper <acooper@cdt.org>, public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Message-Id: <9B3226C1-EF60-4911-95FA-6CF8B764FD82@gmail.com>
To: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
Hi Andrei:

I am not sure it is a good idea to include:

The user interface must include the URI of the document origin.

Instead, i suggest that we use:

The user interface must include the HOST of the document origin.

For example,

NOT this:


BUT this:


For usability, I think this is required:

1) On small screens, displaying a full URI of the document origin  
often wraps or is too long to be easily displayed.
2) This is consistent with existing paradigms of trusting "HOST" over  
URIs.  People "trust" etrade.com, not etrade.com/login/foopy/bah
3) "Remember Me" functionality, when using full URI, requires multiple  
prompts if the web application requests geo from different documents

Doug Turner
Received on Monday, 27 April 2009 18:32:19 UTC

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