[whatwg] Device Element
svartman95 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 8 16:13:17 PST 2011
On 1/8/11, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 6:50 PM, Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95 at gmail.com>
>> The system provides access control.
> I'm not sure what you're saying here. The browser provides access
> control for web applications. This is already true in lots of places
> -- like geolocation and network access, to name recent ones. Even if
> all native applications can access particular hardware as far as the
> system is concerned, it certainly doesn't follow that the browser can
> expose the same privilege to web applications.
When an user application requests screen access, I don't grant it carte
blanche access to a screen of mine. Then I would need a screen per
graphical app. Rather, I partition my screen and, given it has the
necessary privileges, grant it revocable access to a frame. Then, I
revoke the access and free up the frame for another application.
Similar with storage space and networking. I don't see any reason for
hardware multiplexing and access granting, forcing system
administrators (i.e. users) to manage access controls for 'normal' apps
then configure 'WebApps' seperately.
As a side note, I don't remember how the topic morphed into what it's
now, you'd think that all of this would be an implementation detail. The
administration application, for all we know.
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