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RE: [contacts] Removal of serviceId from API

From: Suresh Chitturi <schitturi@rim.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 17:22:20 -0500
Message-ID: <D37CC1B151BD57489F4F89609F168FE805EA4519@XCH01DFW.rim.net>
To: "Dominique Hazael-Massieux" <dom@w3.org>
Cc: "Rich Tibbett" <rich.tibbett@gmail.com>, <public-device-apis@w3.org>
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From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux [mailto:dom@w3.org] 
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 2:33 AM
To: Suresh Chitturi
Cc: Rich Tibbett; public-device-apis@w3.org
Subject: RE: [contacts] Removal of serviceId from API

Le mercredi 23 juin 2010 à 12:35 -0500, Suresh Chitturi a écrit :
> Suresh>> I think the Contacts interface in the spec acts as the 'AddressBook' interface, if I'm not wrong.

But that acts for a single unified AddressBook; to address what I think
you want, we would need to be able to have one AddressBook per source
(as we had in the first drafts of the documents as it happens).

Suresh>> I was thinking we could still support the notion of unified address book, but use the serviceId attribute as defined now to distinguish the contact entries. I think it would still work unless you are missing something. But we would likely need to a getter for available service from the device/system, e.g. DOMString getContactServices(); so the user can set the serviceId accordingly. 

But if you insist, we could create a AddressBook interface that acts as a handle to different address book sources and all operations under it would be tied to that particular address book.


> * 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.

I don't think what we have in the spec can be tightened into something
workable for a source-aware contacts API, but if you can provide a
proposed addition to the spec that you think would fit that requirement,
it would be help figuring it out.


Dom


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