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Re: Web Intents - a short introduction

From: Greg Billock <gbillock@google.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 15:16:37 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAxVY9csZontuQtnQkfYDCfPyW03M1C+StX9A9Ybje4naJKXLA@mail.gmail.com>
To: WebIntents <public-web-intents@w3.org>
Yes, that's a basic principle of web intents -- it is the user who
specifies what service (partner) to use to handle a particular intent.
The UA (browser) is expected to be helpful in making this selection
seamless and non-irritating, but ultimately the idea is that the user
is directly in control of which services handle which intents.

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 2:04 PM, Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 06 Dec 2011 21:56:09 -0000, James Hawkins <jhawkins@chromium.org>
> wrote:
>>
>> Can you provide a little more context about where this is coming from,
>> Bjartur?
>>
> Yeah, sorry. I quoted the second message to the ML <4EC7931A.30603@w3.org>.
> Also, my use of the term "User Agent" is probably incorrect in this context.
> My point is that Users, not Sites, should select Partners.
>
>
> Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> wrote:
>>
>> In an application showing the temperature at many locations, presumably
>> there is a way for the user to select multiple sensors, and for the
>> application to access appropriate metadata for each sensor? In this
>> example, the partner (the temperature sensor) wants to provide metadata
>> to the site (e.g. its location), and it may be necessary for the user to
>> give his/her consent. This points to the need to inform users prior to
>> them making a decision as to which partners to use for this particular
>> application.
>
> Selecting a Partner when multiple are registered seems generally useful.
> User Agents should thus provide a UI to do so instead of forcing every Site
> to redundantly provide a UI ultimately leading to bandwidth waste and
> interface incompatibilities. Then users would not need to give up
> information, such as the location of their sensors, to the Site.
> --
> -,Bjartur
>
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