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Re: intents broker == user agent ?

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:09:17 -0800
Message-ID: <4ECDA74D.1020904@jumis.com>
To: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
CC: WebIntents <public-web-intents@w3.org>, Greg Billock <gbillock@google.com>
On 11/23/11 1:36 PM, timeless wrote:
>> >  More generally, this connection discovery mechanism allows us to envision
>> >  a new class of web applications which could exploit protocol translations
>> >  for MessageChannel (i.e. FTP, SSH, JDBC). Some cursory looking around didn't
>> >  show any W3C effort around this; perhaps UPNP is a good place to start.:-)
>> >  (I know very little about it.)
> I'd really like to avoid message channels in favor of RPC (Intents).
> The odds of a given device that supports UPnP being able to deploy an
> arbitrary MessageChannel protocol are effectively 0. As it is, we're
> asking people like Clarke [5] to write code that enables gatewaying
> Intents, we shouldn't ask them to gateway additional protocols, it
> creates too high of a barrier and will cause them to run away
> screaming.

Web applications support MessageChannel and it's quite plausible that 
devices and/or device gateways will support channels.
AFAIK, the primary target of Intents at this time is web services and 
the UIs those services launch support web messaging, and as such, channels.
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