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Re: PositionOptions.timeout & UserAgent permission

From: Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 08:52:38 -0700
Cc: Greg Bolsinga <bolsinga@apple.com>, public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3BA80D32-7DDE-4230-BDE4-E28C11B62E93@gmail.com>
To: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
> On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 3:35 PM, Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> however, i still think the implementations should take the timeout  
>> starting
>> point to mean "after the user has granted permission" for many  
>> reasons, one
>> being this can not be emulated by window.setTimeout.
>
> Ok...but I'm still struggling to find an example where this behavior
> would be useful. Do you have a concrete example?


I can not.

however, i did mention the weird user interactions we get if the  
timeout is based on invocation time -- that is, the permission dialog  
could be accepted at the same time that the timeout happens.  The user  
would think that they just approved the request, and expect that the  
ua starts doing geolocation stuff.

Doug
Received on Wednesday, 18 March 2009 15:53:21 UTC

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