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Re: Pick Contacts Intent

From: Michiel de Jong <michiel@unhosted.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:53:43 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+aD3u1PDkvVJRkzriX8iaxHi-u_7OjNq9wdGYY2gPat6UjZYQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "SULLIVAN, BRYAN L" <bs3131@att.com>
Cc: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>, "public-web-intents@w3.org" <public-web-intents@w3.org>
This is a really cool leap into the future, exciting!

One remark though: We should probably compare the format to
https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebAPI/ContactsAPI#Proposed_API and vice
versa? From an app developer point of view it would be extremely
annoying if the two would be almost the same, but different in small

A quick glance shows the two are similar, but e.g. 'bday' !=
'birthday'. We might want to iron that out?

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 7:37 PM, SULLIVAN, BRYAN L <bs3131@att.com> wrote:
> Robin,
> I reviewed the spec and have no issue with the terminology and phrasing. I think this is a very valuable start on how to specify Web Intents based APIs. I hope we get to a WD soon so we can begin imitating it!
> Thanks,
> Bryan Sullivan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robin Berjon [mailto:robin@berjon.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 9:10 AM
> To: public-device-apis@w3.org public-device-apis@w3.org
> Cc: public-web-intents@w3.org
> Subject: Pick Contacts Intent
> Hi all,
> I've been editing the Contacts API (renamed to "Pick Contacts Intent") in order to make it use Intents. You can read the result here:
>    http://w3c-test.org/dap/contacts/
> Some notes:
>    * This is an exploratory exercise, there be dragons, etc.
>    * I know that there are planned changes to the Contact format that haven't been carried out. I believe Josh was shepherding that. Josh: if you want to send me the changes you had in mind (or make them), go ahead.
>    * There are a few formatting bugs due to using a bleeding edge ReSpec - please don't report them, I've noticed and will release a fix.
>    * I haven't updated "Appendix A. User Interaction Guidelines" yet, I will soon (I'll need to make pretty images though).
>    * The demo I showed you yesterday isn't conforming to this new draft, but it will be once I get around to that.
>    * Please pay special attention to the terminology and phrasing used to define an Intent-based specification - chances are that this will get copied by others so anything we get wrong will proliferate.
>    * Some things will change in Web Intents that will break this spec. That's life.
> I'd be interested in knowing how confident people are that this can fly (I think it can). If we like it, I'd like to release a WD soon.
> Have a nice week-end!
> --
> Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
Received on Friday, 22 June 2012 17:54:13 UTC

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