[webkit-gtk] WK2: Adapting the Policy Decision Framework for Geolocation

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Wed Apr 4 02:32:14 PDT 2012

El mié, 04-04-2012 a las 11:24 +0200, Mario Sanchez Prada escribió:
> On Tue, 2012-04-03 at 17:47 +0200, Carlos Garcia Campos wrote:
> > [...]
> > > Here is where you lose me. It is possible that geolocation requests do
> > > not fit into the policy decision framework, but not because of this
> > > issue. I say this because the issue already existed with
> > > WebKitNavigationPolicyDecision, WebKitNavigationPolicyDecision, the C
> > > API and WebKit1. It's not a new thing. :)
> > 
> > Yes, it's not a new thing, it's the first thing I said when I replied
> > Mario, but Mario raised the existing issue and he is proposing ways to
> > solve it while adding the geolocation API. 
> > I agree that it's not enough reason to not try to integrate the
> > geolocation policy API into the existing policy-decision framework. 
> Yeah, I agree... but as I already mentioned in my last mail in this
> thread, I kinda lean towards the idea of not integrating this very
> specific kind of request with the policy decision framework, something
> that doesn't seem to be the most popular option here :-)
> So, and sorry for turning the whole thing upside down, would you mind
> elaborating a bit more on why you think so strongly that we should
> integrate it there?

Just because it makes the API simpler, using a single signal in
WebKitWebView to handle policy decisions. The geolocation API is quite
straightforward, you get a request and you can allow or deny it, so we
can just use the current policy-decision signal.

> Perhaps I'm missing something and such an explanation could help, I
> think, to get some consensus :-)
> Thank you all for your valuable feedback,
> Mario
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Carlos Garcia Campos
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