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Re: CfC: remove search from Pick Contacts Web Intent - please respond by 25 Sept 2012

From: SULLIVAN, BRYAN L <bs3131@att.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 01:19:16 +0000
To: "Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com" <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
CC: "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>, "Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com" <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
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Sounds like an interesting discussion, sorry to miss it because of a conflicting standards meeting.

I haven't seen much discussion of this as a proposal on the list, so it's coming a bit out of left field it seems. But that could just be my perception.

I have a concern though that the UX will suffer because the app cannot give a hint to the Intent as to which contact it is interested in, forcing the use to re-enter the search terms. Is there an alternate approach under this proposal, through which the app can optimize the UX by providing search hints?

Thanks,
Bryan Sullivan

On Sep 20, 2012, at 2:32 AM, "Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com" <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com> wrote:

On today's DAP teleconference  [1] we discussed removing search from the Pick Contacts Intent draft [2].  Our discussion included a number of reasons, including the fact that service providers may be better positioned to offer integration of search with a meaningful and familiar user interface, that matching depends on semantics that may not be immediately obvious and may be coupled to the service, and a general desire to simplify the specification.

Specifically this would mean removing the ContactIntentExtras dictionary definition (4.1.1) and its use case (and would also require an update to Example 1). 

This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to remove this search functionality from the Pick Contacts Intent draft.  Support with a +1 to the list is preferred, silence will be considered agreement, concern should be expressed to the list.  Please respond by 25 Sept 2012.

Thanks

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch, Nokia
Chair, W3C DAP Working Group

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2012Sep/att-0096/minutes-2012-09-19.html#item03

[2] updated editors draft, http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/dap/raw-file/tip/contacts/Overview.html

For tracker this completes ACTION-576
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