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Re: Privacy considerations for implementors of the Geolocation API

From: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 15:15:56 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTikDS-bPRLZgOvahpFU9u2YTjjKvFH-=HVu8NjgN@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doug Turner <dougt@dougt.org>
Cc: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, "public-geolocation@w3.org" <public-geolocation@w3.org>
On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 3:32 PM, Doug Turner <dougt@dougt.org> wrote:
>
> On Nov 15, 2010, at 7:27 AM, Adrian Bateman wrote:
>
>> On Friday, November 12, 2010 10:21 PM, Doug Turner wrote:
>>> Hey Adrian!
>>>
>>> Yeah, probably misleading.  Basically, I think, we want to use the origin.
>>>
>>> f.e.  http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/geolocation/  ==>
>>> http://www.mozilla.com
>>>
>>> I think there was some panic about referencing documents that were not
>>> recommendations, but we were thinking about:
>>>
>>> http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/origin-0.html#origin
>>>
>>> Does this make sense?
>>> Doug
>>
>> Hi Doug,
>>
>> I understand the serialisation - I think the issue with the TAG is that the canonicalised origin isn't actually a URI so they wanted the language changed to clarify this. My problem is that there is a MUST requirement that UAs display this string but as far as I can see, nobody actually does (the implementations I've seen don't show the "http://" part).
>>
>> My question, therefore, is does it make sense that this is a MUST? Since we need to go back and change the language around URI anyway perhaps we could consider making these only SHOULDs.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Adrian.
>
>
> I'd like the consideration section to reflect the intent we had.  I would rather have us leave the MUST but change what we meant to be displayed to the user.  Maybe "HOST of the requesting document".  There are probably others with a better name for this field.
>

I just checked and Adrian is right, nobody shows the scheme part. I
think changing to say "host" is reasonable. Adrian, would be ok with
saying "host" and keeping this as a MUST?

Thanks,
Andrei
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