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

From: Mike Hanson <mhanson@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:12:49 -0800
Cc: Mike Kelly <mikekelly321@gmail.com>, public-web-intents@w3.org
Message-Id: <4B457BDA-89B9-4618-B1B2-5D5065973BE6@mozilla.com>
To: Paul Kinlan <paulkinlan@google.com>
Here's another one - Austin King did some experiments with registerProtocolHandler (supported in Firefox and Chrome) to do a similar thing, about a year ago:

http://blog.mozilla.com/webdev/2010/07/26/registerprotocolhandler-enhancing-the-federated-web/

-mike


On Jan 15, 2012, at 10:23 AM, Paul Kinlan wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> 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.
> 
> P
> 
> 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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