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Re: [webintents] Should DAP revisit WebIntents?

From: Wayne Carr <wayne.carr@linux.intel.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:12:38 -0700
Message-ID: <53AC4676.4050709@linux.intel.com>
To: public-device-apis@w3.org
CC: public-web-intents@w3.org

On 2014-06-24 08:58, Robin Berjon wrote:
> Hi,
> On 24/06/2014 16:24 , frederick.hirsch@nokia.com wrote:
>> Is there any new work or progress in this area, with Chrome, or other
>> implementations?  Robin, are ‘web wishes’ related and relevant [3]?
>> Should DAP be looking at them more closely?
>> [3] http://darobin.github.io/web-wish/
> Web Wishes are indeed meant to be a revival of Web Intents (the name 
> being picked to be deliberately different from Intents and 
> Activities). I've been caught up in the contentEditable stuff, but 
> I've been planning to add the normative content now that the uses have 
> been outlined.

Web Intents seemed to have run into trouble with dealing with what 
happens in another tab that is providing the service (like recursive web 
intents request from the providing service).

A different use case that perhaps would be better to split out is 
services from native apps, not other Web apps.  An issue with Web Apps 
competing with native is it takes a long time to provide web apps with 
APIs needed to use new hardware.  So there can be a long lag where only 
native apps can use new hardware capabilities (or sometimes JavaScript 
is just too slow). Example: video face, gesture or object recognition.

Web Wishes with a return value to native services would be good for some 
use cases.  More generally, a message channel provided by the UA to 
native apps would allow for the creation of native app provided services 
that cooperate with web apps.

> The really, really important step however is for issues to be properly 
> listed. There have been many mentions of problems with 
> implementability and UI, but none have been documented. If they are 
> documented, then we can't make progress (and I believe they can be 
> solved).
> Last this came up (a few weeks ago) I think that Paul Kinlan sort of 
> more or less accepted to help there. Paul, is that an option or am I 
> cramming words into your mouth? (Actually, I don't care *that* much 
> that I am if the result is that you list the issues you know about ;) 
> I promise beer in exchange.
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