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Re: Updated charter proposal

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2012 10:39:48 -0700
Message-ID: <CAJE5ia8RN-zcFsNW0sJwcL3Mhk1PUfout=_ams4_9qy6WqYjVA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Cc: Mounir Lamouri <mounir@lamouri.fr>, public-sysapps@w3.org
On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 10:15 AM, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com> wrote:
> Hi Mounir,
>
> On Jun 4, 2012, at 15:37 , Mounir Lamouri wrote:
>> When working on the Alarm API and other APIs (like Push Notification
>> API), Jonas and I realized that we probably need an API that would start
>> web apps when needed. For example, with the Alarm API, to make sure an
>> alarm isn't missed, the app should be started when the application isn't
>> running; with Web Intents, we might need something similar when the user
>> picks an application that isn't running yet.
>> It appears that using DOM events for that isn't working very well
>> because the developer will have to know when the event will be sent
>> during the startup process which isn't easy to define.
>>
>> More information about this API here:
>> https://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.dev.webapi/browse_thread/thread/a3c6e4c31d04b663/
>
> What you describe fits rather comfortably I believe under the "Application API" in the charter. It can launch apps and talk to them. Making it possible for system apps to handle intents when registered for them is definitely part of the idea behind it.

Yeah, I figured it would either end up as a mechanism for implementing
the use cases for the Alarm API or the Applications API.  In
principle, we should be describing the deliverables in terms of the
use cases they address rather than the mechanisms they use to address
them.

Adam
Received on Monday, 4 June 2012 17:40:54 GMT

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