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A question about action matching

From: cheng zheng <czheng4mailinglist@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 00:19:53 -0400
Message-ID: <CABPpxCSNodvC8oL5ZadifJGt0kqsF7EmBCXeski=A+pwFMZkAQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-web-intents <public-web-intents@w3.org>
Hi,

I am reading the Web Intents spec and got a question about action matching.
As is pointed out in 3.4 "*The algorithm for matching intents is that the
action string provided in invocation and registration must match exactly*",
and in 3.1 "*Chosen strings should be namespaced by a URL namespace
convention*", here is my problem: taking "EDIT" for example, I saw in the
demo the action string for registration is "http://webintents.org/edit". So
when an app invoke a EDIT intents, the so called "exact match" may restrict
the possible apps for the user. For example, in Android, EDIT intent
is “android.intent.action.EDIT”,
in that case, exact match may prevent the user get local apps on the
suggestion list. But actually, both web apps and Android apps may provide
semantically same service. So I would ask if it is possible using
semantical action matching instead.

Thanks

Cheng
Received on Monday, 2 April 2012 04:20:22 GMT

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