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Re: Agenda - Distributed Meeting 2010-09-29

From: Rich Tibbett <richt@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 00:58:55 +0200
To: public-device-apis@w3.org, Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com
Message-ID: <op.vjrl4ehgbww0bg@rich-mac.local>
On Tue, 28 Sep 2010 21:48:25 +0200, <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com> wrote:
> 6) Contacts
> async vs non-async
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2010Sep/0134.html  
> (Richard)

Thanks for putting this in the agenda.

I just want to clarify before the call that it's not a case of async vs  
non-async (read: it remains all async all the time) - just that a click  
event will not show the intermediate asynchronous notification bar [1] but  
jump straight to the picker dialog [2] while an inline call (any non-click  
initiated action) to the same method would show the asynchronous  
notification bar [1] followed by the picker dialog [2]. The terminology  
could be revised to be clearer here if necessary.

It's similar to window.open() and browser popup blockers. If window.open()  
is called inline then the user is notified that the popup was blocked. If  
window.open() is called via a user-initiated click event, the popup is  
opened directly.

The hope is that it works without needing to maintain/publish/discuss a  
separate HTML Contact Sharing spec and without the need to  integrate with  
existing HTML elements in such a strict manner.

Let's discuss tomorrow.

- Rich

[1] http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/contacts/contacts_notification.png  
(Asynchronous Contacts Notification Bar)

[2] http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/contacts/contacts_picker.png (Contacts  
Picker Dialog)
Received on Tuesday, 28 September 2010 23:00:07 UTC

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