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Re: Contacts Saving feature (was RE: Draft minutes 2010-12-15)

From: Rich Tibbett <rich.tibbett@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 23:11:39 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTimKJ6x3CYAaYt4TD1VfpoAUcZPAqQVPjH55nmLj@mail.gmail.com>
To: Suresh Chitturi <schitturi@rim.com>
Cc: Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com, public-device-apis@w3.org
Suresh Chitturi wrote:

> I read from the minutes that a resolution was taken to eliminate the
> contact write altogether. I don't quite agree with the resolution and
> because you are essentially not providing a standardized way to
> implement write back updated contact information and leaving it to the
> implementations.
>

This resolution is the result of the email thread starting here:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2010Dec/0009.html.

We have a standardized way to support write back with BlobBuilder (File
Writer) and createObjectUrl (File Reader) with the user consenting to the
save operation (by click a 'download' link) and the implementation handling
the resulting MIME type, either automatically or manually at that point.


>
> We talked about the option of contact.save() method that can be
> reasonably invoked with a user consent approach (check box, pop-up,
> etc).


We (still) don't have any reasonable Javascript writeback paradigms for save
operations. It would, however, be interesting to hearing about the check box
or pop-up ideas if they have not yet been considered.


> I understand you want to limit the APIs to read only version in
> the first phase but I would like to come back to the save discussions
>  and find a way to support it in a standardized way through JS APIs.
>

The proposed approach, which I'm due to write up in the Contact API spec
will allow write back with the method detailed above.

- Rich


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> Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:05 AM
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> Subject: Draft minutes 2010-12-15
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> Attached are draft minutes from today 2010-12-15. Thanks to Niklas for
> scribing. HTML follows text.
>
> regards, Frederick
>
> Frederick Hirsch
> Nokia
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