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Re: Bjartur's Actual Criticism (finally)

From: Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 18:54:23 -0000
To: WebIntents <public-web-intents@w3.org>, timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <op.v6yhgxepewg2x1@bxr>
timeless wrote:
> Bjartur wrote:
>> My understanding was that sites are responsible for showing the picker
>> interface for users to select actions. That is what I oppose.
>
> No. We do not intend for this to be the case, the intent broker (the
> UA) will manage the picker interface.
>
Great!
Why, then, need scripts be able to initiate Intents? Perhaps because  
Intents are in fact to be used for bidirectional communications between  
clients and services, rather than users and services?

> Sites have random layouts, they tend to evolve in competition with
> similar sites. Users can deal with this evolution, and they are
> involved in that when they vote with their feet in favor of a layout
> they like, the losers will evolve to match, improve, or die. Darwinian
> theory.
>
The evolution would be much quicker and less painful if users could switch  
layouts without refusing to read content from authors who prefer another  
layout.
-- 
-,Bjartur
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