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Re: updated editor's draft of the Geolocation API specification

From: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 14:30:59 +0100
Message-ID: <708552fb0906050630i657a0e43rd2308cb977626912@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alissa Cooper <acooper@cdt.org>
Cc: public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Hi Alissa,

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 9:15 PM, Alissa Cooper<acooper@cdt.org> wrote:
> Just a couple of notes on the current text:
>
> 1) The word "permissions" is still repeated in the following sentence:
>
> Those permissions permissions that are acquired through the user interface
> and that are preserved beyond the current browsing session (i.e. beyond the
> time when the browsing context [BROWSINGCONTEXT]  is navigated to another
> URL) must be revocable and User Agents must respect revoked permissions.
>

Fixed.

> 2) I just noticed something slightly off about this paragraph (although I
> realized I may have helped to edit it, so apologies if I'm the one who
> introduced the problem here):
>
> Some User Agents will have prearranged trust relationships that do not
> require such user interfaces. For example, a Web browser will present a user
> interface when a Web site performs a geolocation request. However, a VOIP
> telephone may not present any user interface when using location information
> to perform an E911 function.
>
> The "for example" in the second sentence could indicate that the browser is
> an example of a UA that doesn't require an interface, which is the opposite
> meaning of what we want. My suggestion is:
>
> Some User Agents will have prearranged trust relationships that do not
> require such user interfaces. For example, while a Web browser will present
> a user interface when a Web site performs a geolocation request, a VOIP
> telephone may not present any user interface when using location information
> to perform an E911 function.
>

Done.

Thanks,
Andrei
Received on Friday, 5 June 2009 13:31:33 UTC

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