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Re: Geopriv compromise proposal

From: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 19:19:02 +0100
Message-ID: <708552fb0906171119qb6b899fwe19bd31d3e51366c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: public-geolocation@w3.org
On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 7:03 PM, Ian Hickson<ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Jun 2009, Rigo Wenning wrote:
>> If your assumption that content displayed via the browser (and here it
>> is just something not HTML, like geodata) would be attributed to the
>> browser, liability attorneys would have really new fun ideas about
>> browser vendor's liability.
> This has nothing to do with the legal realities, and everything to do with
> the implied user perceptions in the interface.
>> Imagine you could locate the kids on Facebook to better target them.
> I'm sorry, but this kind of fear-mongering is where I draw the line.
> I join Doug in asking for a formal vote on whether we can move forward
> with the spec as it stands today.

I thought we had already decided to reject the proposal. Rigo formed
his arguments as a tweak to the Geopriv proposal and since nobody
seemed to change their minds, I thought the existing decision applies.
But if a formal vote is required, then let's do it.

Received on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 18:19:41 UTC

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