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Re: "Requirements for Powerful Features" strawman.

From: Chris Palmer <palmer@google.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:24:48 -0800
Message-ID: <CAOuvq20iHOx=1mT5i3bic75-=7BGbrNRgB89wsu0fMptqtUz6A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Cc: Mike West <mkwst@google.com>, Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>, "public-webappsec@w3.org" <public-webappsec@w3.org>, Brad Hill <hillbrad@fb.com>
On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 10:50 AM, Martin Thomson
<martin.thomson@gmail.com> wrote:

>> or by coarsening the location
>
> ...or by randomly generating failures with increasing frequency.  Both
> of which do more to annoy users than motivate a change.

Random failures would indeed annoy everyone, and nobody is seriously
considering implementing that (I hope).

But to offer users control over the precision of the location could be
useful and empowering for users in both HTTP (until phased out) and
HTTPS contexts. An intern made a prototype of a chooser interface this
past summer and it seemed pretty nice.
Received on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 19:25:18 UTC

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