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Re: Proposal for using web intents for a print intent

From: James Hawkins <jhawkins@chromium.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:30:22 -0800
Message-ID: <CAO800SxJJ9aq9xJbq71B9H++gBU2mv=rNi07bUFnVk1YXqxRWg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Paul Kinlan <paulkinlan@google.com>
Cc: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>, public-web-intents@w3.org
OK I think we're getting closer.  Can you explain this in terms of example
client(s) and respective service(s)?


On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 6:28 PM, Paul Kinlan <paulkinlan@google.com> wrote:

> I know this email was a little more complex way of interacting with
> printing devices, but the simpler case is much like "share" intent
> where there a cloud based printing solutions that accept just a PDF or
> document, the theory being that you "print" a document and via
> webintents it sends it to an API or service that will render it to
> paper or something else that can than be mailed to someone.
>
> I always imagined it to be something like:
> +
> https://printonline.fedex.com/v2.3.0/?s_kwcid=TC|16501|print%20companies||S|b|9706081275&&cmp=KNC-1000441-003-002-0950-0010000-US-US-EN-GPOL00000000000&x=1&s_kwcid=TC|16501|print%20companies||S|b|9706081275
> Or
> Costco's send to print images online and then collect them in the
> store (
> http://www.costcophotocenter.com/account/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2falbum%2f)
>
> The verb "save" and "share" doesn't quite fit the intention of the user.
>
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 6:07 PM, James Hawkins <jhawkins@chromium.org>
> wrote:
> > What is the use case for this?  What I'm really asking is what do you
> need
> > that is not handled by existing browser printing, e.g., window.print?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > James
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 3:51 AM, Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> I spotted an error in my example:
> >>
> >> On 25/01/12 11:40, Dave Raggett wrote:
> >>
> >> > // now start the activity and redirect
> >> > // the onSuccess, and onFail functions
> >> > // to methods on the intent data object
> >> >
> >> > window.navigator.startActivity(intent,
> >> >   function (data) { intent.success(data); },
> >> >   function (data) { intent.fail(data); }
> >> > );
> >>
> >> Should have been:
> >>
> >> window.navigator.startActivity(intent,
> >>  function (data) { intent.data.success(data); },
> >>  function (data) { intent.data.fail(data); }
> >> );
> >>
> >> sorry about that.
> >> --
> >> Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
> >>
> >
>
>
>
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