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Re: PositionOptions.timeout & UserAgent permission

From: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:20:16 +0000
Message-ID: <708552fb0903190420g152362cfr1de7df29dbd3718e@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com>
Cc: Greg Bolsinga <bolsinga@apple.com>, public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 3:52 PM, Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.

Ok, let's do it as you suggest. Unless anyone else objects, I will
update the spec and post a link to the diff.

Received on Thursday, 19 March 2009 11:20:56 UTC

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