[Standards] LAST CALL: XEP-0255 (Location Query)

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Wed May 19 11:03:01 UTC 2010


On Fri May 14 05:15:13 2010, Bernard Aboba wrote:
> Having gone through the (somewhat painful) process of editing RFC  
> 3825bis
> (see http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-geopriv-rfc3825bis) and  
> having to
> carefully delineate between the meaning of the terms "uncertainty"  
> and
> "resolution", I would recommend that the authors think very  
> carefully about
> the meaning of the term "accuracy" in this document.
> 
> 
This seems worth thinking about, although it has obvious knock-on  
effects to XEP-0080 (where we actually publish the data we got  
through XEP-0255 to the world).


> The other thing that strikes me about this document is that doesn't  
> talk
> much about distinguishing between third party queries and a host  
> querying
> for its own location.  This distinction has a  number of privacy
> implications and has led to quite a bit of angst within the GEOPRIV  
> WG, as
> reflected in documents such as the HELD identity extensions  
> document (see
> http://tools.ietf.org/htmldraft-ietf-geopriv-held-identity-extensions 
> ).
> 
> I'd also recommend the authors of the HELD extensions document as  
> excellent
> sources of information about the ins and outs of location  
> configuration,
> privacy issues, etc.  Though after talking to them, you'll know  
> doubt learn
> things that you might wish you had learned earlier.

I think this only applies to XEP-0080, and I think we have privacy  
covered there, via PEP.

Dave.
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