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RE: [contacts] Removal of serviceId from API

From: Suresh Chitturi <schitturi@rim.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 12:35:44 -0500
Message-ID: <D37CC1B151BD57489F4F89609F168FE805EA4051@XCH01DFW.rim.net>
To: "Dominique Hazael-Massieux" <dom@w3.org>
Cc: "Rich Tibbett" <rich.tibbett@gmail.com>, <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Hi Dom,

-----Original Message-----
From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux [mailto:dom@w3.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 11:32 AM
To: Suresh Chitturi
Cc: Rich Tibbett; public-device-apis@w3.org
Subject: RE: [contacts] Removal of serviceId from API

Hi Suresh,

Le mercredi 23 juin 2010 à 11:22 -0500, Suresh Chitturi a écrit :
> You make some good points, but I'm still not convinced that we should
> remove it from the spec. It has to exist at some place in the spec to
> link your web app to defined service-based contacts list.
> 
> As a user, there are use cases that show that user would like to
> view/search for just the device contacts, or xxx service contacts. So
> the source is important to capture in the API. This is available in
> the implementations today so why not expose it to the developer.

I think there are two points to consider:
* whether serviceId is the right way to make that information available
- I'm fairly sure it isn't, and that we would need an AddressBook
interface to do that sufficiently well

Suresh>> I think the Contacts interface in the spec acts as the 'AddressBook' interface, if I'm not wrong.

* whether that feature needs to be part in the v1 of the spec - I
personally think that while the use cases that require source-awareness
might be interesting, it's more important to finish a first version of
the spec that is already useful without that source-awareness than
getting bogged into the potentially difficult details of that aspect;
that's obviously a judgment call

Suresh>> Actually, I don't think it is a complicated piece to specify, we already have it in the spec, and we just need to tighten it up as with everything else that is in the draft.

(ISSUE-53)

Dom



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