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Re: UPnP service implementing an intent

From: Paul Kinlan <paulkinlan@google.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 15:01:40 +0000
Message-ID: <CADGdg3C=Ftz0sxHigqvAiWH5MWDxRvfoPA1zjTQsYSn=RxTmAg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jean-Claude Dufourd <jean-claude.dufourd@telecom-paristech.fr>
Cc: public-web-intents@w3.org
We don't have any addresses in the discovery process, the
webintent.org/share urls are a simple string that is used to allow the
UA to know the task the user want't to achieve.  It could be just a
plain string "read-temperature"

Our current documents describe the process of registration that can be
detected by the UA, via the parsing of the intent tag, but we haven't
said that they only way that a UA can know about a service is via only
the intent tag.

As Greg said earlier, we will be able to list the intents a service
supports via the chrome extension/app mechanism - this is not done via
the intent tag detection and is still conformant with the spec we had


On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Jean-Claude Dufourd
<jean-claude.dufourd@telecom-paristech.fr> wrote:
> On 23/11/11 20:01 , timeless wrote:
>>> All my confusion (shared by others I believe) came from trying to
>>> understand
>>> how Web Intents provided discovery, which was hopeless :)
>> Sorry, it does provide *a* mechanism for Discovery of /some/ services,
>> but the point is that it wasn't going to limit that to the only one,
>> and that other ways to be Discovered could be provided.
> JCD: We may have a different definition of discovery.
> I have found nothing in the current spec that allows a web app to discover a
> service without having an address beforehand (whether the address is that of
> the service or that of a directory).  Please correct me if you think I am
> wrong.
> Best regards
> JC
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