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Re: Web Send aka Powerbox update (was: Re: Action updates needed)

From: Tyler Close <tyler.close@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2011 09:36:00 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTimY_fDBFTNQvehqBKpFcPtMYMExU41YtM6rbxJ-@mail.gmail.com>
To: Rich Tibbett <richt@opera.com>
Cc: Anssi Kostiainen <anssi.kostiainen@nokia.com>, "ext Arribas, Laura, VF-Group" <Laura.Arribas@vodafone.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org WG" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 5:22 AM, Rich Tibbett <richt@opera.com> wrote:
> Anssi Kostiainen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 5.1.2011, at 12.11, ext Arribas, Laura, VF-Group wrote:
>>> Regarding Powerbox, is
>>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2010Feb/att-0140/
>>> Overview.html the latest documentation?
>> The latest Web Introducer (formerly Powerbox) spec is at:
>>   http://web-send.org/introducer/
>> For more info, see:
>>   http://web-send.org/
>> Perhaps someone of the editors could give an update.
> An update from the editors would be good. It looks interesting but still
> seems that there is a fair bit of work to be done to create accompanying
> specifications for different datatypes (or 'intents').

Since we last discussed the Powerbox on this mailing list, it's gone
through one significant redesign and been renamed the Introducer. The
links above point to the most up to date information about the

The major goal of the redesign was to enable offline operation of the
Introducer, so that offline Web applications could continue sharing
even when there is no Internet connection. This redesign also resulted
in several other improvements, such as better user privacy. An
explanation of the important features is at:


The redesign also resulted in a much smaller specification, which
always makes me happy.

I've also created a specification and implementation for the first
datatype specification built on top of the Introducer. See the
Bookmark Introducer at:


The Bookmark Introducer enables a Customer to share a single hyperlink
with a user-selected Provider. For example, social bookmarking such as
Facebook Like functionality is enabled by the Bookmark Introducer.
Using the Bookmark Introducer for this functionality, instead of
hardcoding to a particular site such as Facebook, creates a secure and
open environment for social bookmarking.

I'm still interested in using the Introducer in combination with other DAP work.

> I'd also be interested if anyone knows the relationship of the Web Send
> project with the Web Intents project since they both seem to have very
> similar goals:
> http://webintents.appspot.com/

The Web Intents work apparently started without knowing about the
Introducer work. We are talking now to see if the proposals can be


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