Open Bug 1138827 Opened 8 years ago Updated 3 years ago

UI for one-off synchronization request (Service Workers' BackgroundSync)

Categories

(Firefox :: General, defect)

x86
macOS
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

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People

(Reporter: annevk, Unassigned)

References

(Depends on 1 open bug)

Details

https://github.com/slightlyoff/BackgroundSync/blob/master/explainer.md has a design document for enabling web pages to perform synchronization in the background.

This bug pertains to one-off synchronization permission. When granted (perhaps persistently) the web page can synchronize some data in the background through a service worker when the user is next connected to the network. A web page can only use this API when there's at least one window running the web page open.

This has implications for battery life, privacy (e.g. geolocation through IP addresses), and perhaps exceeds what users think a page is capable of.
Flags: firefox-backlog?
Depends on: 1217544
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