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Re: [Captive-portals] Scope question

On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 12:22 AM Basavaraj Patil <[email protected]> wrote:

Detecting a captive portal and redirecting a browser to a specific page is one aspect.
But does the WG intend to also address the issue of apps that require Internet connectivity?
Most users on a smartphone/tablet use apps Vs a browser. 
While the apps use HTTP/HTTPS extensively, it is not possible to redirect to a captive portal and display that page. 

Will the WG address this aspect as well?

Yes and no.

This isn't really "redirecting the browser to a specific page", it is more like "telling the *device* that it needs to contact a specific page. Presumably the device will then open a browser (perhaps a special one) and connect that to the page" -- if you've used a recent Android or iOS, you've probably seen something like this behavior already.

On a related note:
Initially, the working group will focus on simplifying captive portal
interactions where a user is present. A secondary goal is to look at the
problem posed to or by devices that have little or no recourse to human




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