[whatwg] Proposal for a web application descriptor

Charles McCathieNevile chaals at opera.com
Fri May 6 06:39:31 PDT 2011

On Fri, 06 May 2011 14:54:55 +0200, Bjartur Thorlacius  
<svartman95 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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").


Nice. I've been putting together something like that on and off for a  
couple of days actually, so I don't know why I didn't get it the first  
time :S


Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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