[whatwg] Proposal for a web application descriptor

Bjartur Thorlacius svartman95 at gmail.com
Fri May 6 05:54:55 PDT 2011

On 5/6/11, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals at opera.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 05 May 2011 21:41:24 +0200, Bjartur Thorlacius
>> Of course, if the site requests coordinates, it's up to the user
>> whether they come from /dev/gps or /dev/tty (or /n/3D Globe).
> Yeah, in principle. But given that most users aren't going to symlink
> /dev/gps via their hand-crafted code to decide what to say (largely
> because browsers just ask Google where you are instead based on visible
> Wifi) in practice the question is how to build reasonable UI that the
> users actually understand.
The point was that they user could choose between the location
provided by their GPS and "Click on a spot on the globe representing
the Earth" (ignoring whether the selection is the user's location or
not). This would force users to make an informed choice (as there's no
button labeled "OK").

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