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

From: Mike Kelly <mikekelly321@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:56:49 +0000
Message-ID: <CANqiZJZ18FYkM=uN+5cchhNTbjoP-2-jmXHBYnA8Gn+hWhnAvA@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-web-intents@w3.org
Hi Paul,

Ok thanks, that being the case, what is the difference between <link> vs
<intent> and @rel vs @action in the following example:

<intent action="http://webintents.org/subscribe" type=".."  href=".." />

<link rel="http://webintents.org/subscribe" type=".." href=".." />

So, is it possible for web intents to simply re-use the existing,
ubiquitous <link> instead of having to introduce <intent>?

Cheers,
Mike

On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 6:23 PM, Paul Kinlan <paulkinlan@google.com> 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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