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Re: [geolocation-api] Specify behavior for operating system permissions (#107)

From: Marcos Cáceres via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 04:58:01 +0000
To: public-geolocation@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-969860194-1637038679-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
> doesn't clarify the behavior of navigator.permissions.query() which was the heart of my question.

Ah, got it... I might need to clarify ["new information about the user's intent"](https://www.w3.org/TR/permissions/#dfn-new-information-about-the-user-s-intent), which technically covers this (it just doesn't say "OS"):

> ..."To **ascertain new information about the user's intent**, a user agent MAY collect information about a user's intentions. This information can come from explicit user action, aggregate behavior of both the relevant user and other users, or **implicit signals** this specification hasn't anticipated."...

>  I think to tie together the per-site and system-wide permission state we'd need to provide a permission query algorithm which checks the system-wide geolocation permission state. This is essentially what the recent change to Chromium does.

That makes sense. The intention of the "new information about the user's intent" was to cover this case also.

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