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Re: Intent to transition DeviceOrientation to Proposed Recommendation

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:46:08 -0400
Message-ID: <CAAwChxPybXJofr_QFwQPTR7dgOifTSnfY2O85iFh3nvucd8JaQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Giridhar Mandyam <mandyam@qti.qualcomm.com>
Cc: "public-geolocation@w3.org" <public-geolocation@w3.org>
In light of [1], I'd like to raise a formal objection to publication
of this specification as a PR until the "Security and privacy
considerations" are marked as normative - and the test suite has been
updated with tests that reflect those normative requirements.

[1] http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39565372/the-way-people-tilt-their-smartphone-can-give-away-passwords-and-pins



On April 12, 2017 at 7:04:55 AM, Giridhar Mandyam
(mandyam@qti.qualcomm.com) wrote:
> To members of the Geolocation Working Group:
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> After consultation with the W3C staff, it has been determined that the DeviceOrientation
> spec, currently in Candidate Recommendation status, should request transition to
> Proposed Recommendation given the implementations that currently exist.
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> Note that the W3C has conducted a feature support survey of major browsers, and the results
> are available at:
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> https://www.w3.org/2008/geolocation/wiki/DeviceOrientation_Event_Implementation_Report.
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> Given this survey, it has been determined to make compassneedscalibration optional
> for implementations (https://github.com/w3c/deviceorientation/issues/38),
> and a Pull request will be generated shortly to address this.
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> There will also be a PR to address an update of references (e.g. HTML 5.1, WebIDL).
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> Thank you,
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> -Giri Mandyam, W3C Geolocation Working Group Chair
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Received on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 01:46:42 UTC

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