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Re: Contacts over Intents demo

From: Greg Billock <gbillock@google.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:48:11 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAxVY9eabx-VziJdvn+qjiDb0UKOYe5+nXER=7k9mta5qo1c6A@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Hawkins <jhawkins@google.com>
Cc: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, WebIntents <public-web-intents@w3.org>, "public-device-apis@w3.org public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Very cool! I can't wait to meet Bruno Berjon and Yael Billock. :-)

Something that's becoming more urgent as we get the implementation
online is the need for a type registry for tracking and documentation,
especially for data types that are built into Javascript (i.e. typed
arrays) and can be serialized. There's a section of our web intents
wiki that holds a couple of sample documents now. Shall we use that
for now until we have a more permanent home? You could put a document
in there describing 'http://w3.org/types/contacts' for instance (or
should that just be 'contact').

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 8:35 AM, James Hawkins <jhawkins@google.com> wrote:
> Really neat!  This is a great use of Intents.
> James
> On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 8:29 AM, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> based on the discussions we had in Shenzhen, as well as some more recent
>> threads here, I've built a really simple demo of Contacts over Intents. You
>> can try it out at:
>>    http://berjon.com/contacts-intent/
>> I haven't put the code in DVCS yet but I will. It's currently Chrome-only
>> but I wanted to look at the shim to see if it could work here as well. It
>> doesn't support everything that the spec would, but it does support the
>> basics. The data is fake, but I also have the basics of a version that reads
>> from the local Mac address book which I'll release later.
>> I think this shows just how simple it is to define a Contacts API atop
>> Intents, and that it works pretty well. Further details are explained on the
>> page. The source for the client and service pages should be relatively easy
>> to look at.
>> If people like this, I'll update the Contacts spec to be based on the same
>> principles.
>> Feedback welcome!
>> --
>> Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
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