[whatwg] Proposal for a web application descriptor

Charles McCathieNevile chaals at opera.com
Wed May 4 23:13:08 PDT 2011

On Thu, 05 May 2011 00:12:06 +0200, Bjartur Thorlacius  
<svartman95 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 5/3/11, Cameron Heavon-Jones <cmhjones at gmail.com> wrote:

>> There are a number of resources which are thought of having an  
>> 'application' scope which may make sense to be collated into a
>> single manifest and with the ability for an agent to manage it as
>> such.
> Yeah, if a single entity edits and signs multiple resources, it's
> unreasonable to trust one but not another.

If I understand correctly, I disagree. I might trust a given entity  
sometimes, or with some kinds of information, without wanting to simply  
say "sure whatever you want". That's probably for the "hard-to-use mode"  
in the UI, but I think it's legitimate. In practice, even given something  
as simple as twitter's geolocation request I *sometimes* allow it to know  
where I am and sometimes don't.

I understand that complicating the UI for this makes the simple things  
hard, which is wrong. But the complicated things should be possible - and  
given the current trend in privacy requirements in Europe, it's probably a  
good idea to make it at least *possible* to do something more detailed  
than the *all or nothing* approach for those service providers who want to  
differentiate by allowing for a more graded approach and the users who  
want to take advantage of that.



Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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