[whatwg] Popular Background Geolocation question on StackOverflow
rh_whatwg at skuldwyrm.no
Sat Mar 31 00:30:54 PDT 2018
On 2018-03-25 09:08, Richard Maher wrote:
>> Splitting things into a whole bunch of APIs and then trying to get permissions working for all of them
>> is going to be a huge pain IMO.
> There is no "going to be" Roger. You are not embarking on a green-field
> development or brain-storming "The Web". We are where we are. I don't
> care if people want to change things but it is DEFINITELY out-of-scope
> for the Background Geolocation implementation.
I was a unaware you where the moderator of the Background Geolocation
specs or similar. In that case my apologies, I had no intention of
pushing things into the specs that do not belong there (it's bad enough
But I don't understand what you mean by "We are where we are" or why you
are against brain storming and I had to lookup the greenfield term but I
am unsure if you mean untapped market, new software projects,
undeveloped land or if you are referring to an area in Manchester (yes
I'm being an asshat on that last one).
I'm also unsure if you are being sarcastic or are actually trying to
dictate what I should or should not do. If you are upset that things
veered off topic then I'm sorry about that.
To me it looks like you want a commercial backend solution for Uber or
Dominos or similar (not end users). Surely these can run apps on tablets
or smartphones? Browsers are pretty good but for operational software
you want reliability and a consumer browser despite the amazing efforts
of the developers so far is not that stable yet. If "always on in the
background" is key to a business then a OS run background service is
exactly what is needed.
If you need certain functionality implemented and your project is
waiting on this then I suggest you make a OS native app instead before
your competitors sale past you.
Looking through the WHATWG history I do not like what I see so I'm going
to stop communicating regarding this topic, and most likely future
topics by you, you come across as excessively abrasive and I'd rather
not have to deal with that. You've said in the past that you felt you
have been stifled or censored by others, well now you have succeeded in
stifling me. I'm having difficulties communicating with you, I can't
even imagine trying to work on code or standards implementations with you.
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