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Re: possibly additional requirement for web intents

From: Jean-Claude Dufourd <jean-claude.dufourd@telecom-paristech.fr>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:56:00 +0200
Message-ID: <5003D720.5020406@telecom-paristech.fr>
To: public-web-intents@w3.org
Thanks for your reply, Josh. More inline.

On 12/7/12 17:59 , Josh Soref wrote:
> 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.
JCD: task management is but one of my use cases, the one that is easiest 
to describe.
I have other more complex use cases where everything in web intents but 
the picking is useful.
What I mean is:
- the intent registry is needed
- the user validation of the intent registry is needed
- the intent invocation is needed
- the intent processing is needed
- the intent invoker and the intent provider not knowing each other is 
needed

But instead of having only one intent provider triggered, I would 
trigger all of them in this use case and the more complex ones.

>
> 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.
JCD: Yes, indeed. But implementing my use cases on top of richt's 
proposal would duplicate much of web intents.
Best regards
JC


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