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Bjartur's Actual Criticism (finally)

From: Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:08:06 -0000
To: WebIntents <public-web-intents@w3.org>, "Greg Billock" <gbillock@google.com>
Message-ID: <op.v6jrjrd7ewg2x1@bxr>
As users surf the Web they collect resources and actions (service offers).  
Users can initiate actions on resources. Users can make two important  
choices: what actions to initiate, and on what resources. Often, but not  
always, they also want to choose the implementation of the action. For  
some actions however, the user most certainly wants the only available  
implementation. On the other hand, initiating an action for which no  
implementation is available is an error.

The User Agent manages the list of available implementations and media  
types they accept, and thereby the list of valid actions for any type of  
representation of a given resource. Given a resource and types only the  
User Agent is

On Thu, 15 Dec 2011 19:24:13 -0000, Greg Billock <gbillock@google.com>  
> The Web Intents spec will do a good job of limiting access to equipment
> to trusted applications. By restricting any access to user-initiated
> actions requiring explicit approval, the user is always in the loop.
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