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Re: [geolocation-api] Explicitly limit permission lifetimes (#47)

From: pes via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:31:21 +0000
To: public-geolocation@w3.org
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My straw proposal does not specify any UI. The ability to limit the permission lifetime could be done in any number of ways (in the "permission prompt, a global setting for the profile, etc etc")

But capturing the _intent_ is not a substitute here.  The spec requires / MUSTs that implementors provide sites with powerful useful-but-privacy-threatening capabilities.  The spec should then also require that implementors make sure those capabilities aren't misused or harm people through readily foreseeable situations.

Recording the intent sounds like a great thing to do too, and I'm happy to concede that my straw proposal may not be the best way to solve the problem. But _only_ capturing the intent does not solve the problem or address the issue either.

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