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Re: enableHighAccuracy as a privacy feature

From: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 16:39:19 +0000
Message-ID: <708552fb1003260939p5358a80fp3a29be5ab7765641@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Cc: Lars Erik Bolstad <lbolstad@opera.com>, Matt Womer <mdw@w3.org>, Aaron Boodman <aa@google.com>, Doug Turner <dougt@dougt.org>, "Thomson, Martin" <Martin.Thomson@andrew.com>, public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 4:26 PM, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org> wrote:
> Le vendredi 26 mars 2010  16:14 +0000, Andrei Popescu a crit :
>> So that's the context: power saving, not privacy. If the attribute had
>> the better name of "lowPowerOnly", would you be making the same
>> suggestion?
> I would probably argue of changing the name to make it easier to add the
> privacy semantics :)

And I would then explain that the appropriate solution is for the UA
to implement some kind of location fuzzing and I would point you to
the appropriate thread stared by Doug :)

> I'm still not sure what's the perceived cost of that approach?

You are trying to hijack the semantics of an attribute that has a
completely unrelated meaning to the one you suggest.

Received on Friday, 26 March 2010 16:39:51 UTC

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