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Re: possibly additional requirement for web intents

From: Josh Soref <jsoref@rim.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:59:33 +0000
To: "public-web-intents@w3.org" <public-web-intents@w3.org>
Message-ID: <957F1ECDA90E004B8DBDE23CFC94E3A33A4CF639@XMB103ECNC.rim.net>
I think you could have:
A "start" intent which a task manager could use to let the user pick a task to run. Each task could register for "start" and when the user clicks a "start something" button, the task manager triggers the start intent and the UA lets the user pick a task.

I think task management itself would be better via WebSockets than WebIntents.

You could have a task manager intent which offers some WebSocket protocol, and if a UA receives whitelist permission from the User for your task manager to continue talking to a device, then it could probably do more or less seamless setup for future invocations. 

UI in general is left to UAs, and the general intent design is 1-1, not 1-many. You could make n requests to get access to n "task managers", and a UA as a QoI detail could elect to bubble the requests into a multiselect dialog.

That certainly won't be the initial UI implementation, although if the UC is shown to be compelling, UAs may shift to accomodate that. 

In terms of 1-many proposals, richt's proposal is friendlier to this.

At this time, WebIntents is a big enough task, so I think addressing this would be future work. 
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