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Re: Bjartur's Actual Criticism (finally)

From: Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 21:37:19 -0000
To: WebIntents <public-web-intents@w3.org>, "Greg Billock" <gbillock@google.com>
Message-ID: <op.v6racgboewg2x1@bxr>
My understanding was that sites are responsible for showing the picker  
interface for users to select actions. That is what I oppose.

If a user wants to have "bookmark this" and "post to reddit" buttons in a  
certain place, should he modify his UA to expose a bookmarking API to all  
websites, email authors of all websites he may read and ask them to add  
both "bookmark this" and "post to reddit" to the place of choice in  
disregard for the preferences of other readers of the websites.

I don't want any buttons visible while I'm reading text or watching  
pictures. I've got a menu button for when I need them. Another user might  
want buttons to appear when he has scrolled through all the page. A third  
user on a wide screen might want a load of always-visible buttons in a  
sidebar.

The code that places and shows buttons has to be reused, so device makers  
can optimize it for their input and output devices and users configure it  
to their liking.
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-,Bjartur
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