[whatwg] Geolocation in the browser

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Thu Feb 22 02:52:48 PST 2007

Ryan Sarver wrote:
> There are obvious privacy concerns -- I feel they can be alleviated with
> the proper level of control for the user. Currently in our prototypes,
> the browser prompts the user for each request, which they can allow or
> deny and then remember that preference for subsequent requests from that
> domain. What type of privacy control are you envisioning?

I actually think it's easier to design a UI for this than many other 
things we might ask the user about. Explaining the impact of setting a 
cookie is rather hard. However, one example of the UI could be:

The website skyhookwireless.com wants to know where you are.

Firefox thinks you are [ Home: XX Heene Road, Enfield, London |V]

Tell skyhookwireless.com:

(o) Nothing
( ) To the nearest kilometre
( ) To the nearest 100m
( ) As precisely as possible

[ OK ]


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