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Re: Is there an existing mechanism that can be used for WebIntents?

From: Paul Kinlan <paulkinlan@google.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 10:23:09 -0800
Message-ID: <CADGdg3C9s0UMdNQEPvJTkmZ92vsR2MiY1wiKtDnx0xRbGTrn1Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mike Kelly <mikekelly321@gmail.com>
Cc: public-web-intents@w3.org

This was something that I started to document under
http://webintents.org/subscribe - the intents discovery mechanism in the
spec doesn't preculde a UA from detecting this and allowing the user to
invoke an action to subscribe to the feed using their preferred application.


On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 4:48 AM, Mike Kelly <mikekelly321@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I was wondering whether an example of 'web intent' behaviour has
> already existed for some time:
> The example I am thinking of is driven by atom/rss links in the head
> of HTML pages, i.e. an html page containing the following link in the
> head of the document..
> <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="...." />
> ... this causes a browser (e.g. Firefox) to present the user with the
> option to 'Subscribe to This Page' where the user can fulfil their
> 'subscription intent'.
> Would this be considered an equivalent of a web intent?
> Cheers,
> Mike

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