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Re: Some comments and questions on Web Intents draft

From: Greg Billock <gbillock@google.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 15:34:10 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAxVY9d3eVZUo-=mYjPWx7a+S901YKqzgpuFz1T_=U0As1_QSw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Cathy.Chan@nokia.com
Cc: public-web-intents@w3.org
Thanks, Cathy!

(Also thanks to everyone else who is looking carefully at the spec!)

I am going to make a bunch of changes following all this feedback hopefully
later this week.

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 3:25 PM, <Cathy.Chan@nokia.com> wrote:

> A few comments and questions after taking another look at the draft:
> 2.2 Life cycle of Intents and Services
> [[Registration is how a Service page informs the User Agent that it is
> capable of handling Intents.]]
> Technically, any page, not necessarily a service page, can include
> registration markups (for other same-origin service pages). It would be
> more
> accurate to say:
> Registration is how a web page informs the User Agent that it or another
> same-origin Service page is capable of handling Intents.
> (Obviously this can use some wordsmithing...)
> 3.5 Registration Markup
> [[Service pages declaratively mark themselves (or other same-origin pages)
> as providing handling functionality for particular intent actions and types
> using the <intent> tag.]]
> Same argument as above. Maybe s/Service pages/Web pages/ ?
> 3.5.1  under Unregistering
> [[Such explicit unregistration should be honored for any tag with a
> same-origin href attribute.]]
> [[The intent tags on the service handler page itself should be interpreted
> by the User Agent as authoritative.]]
> What happens if a service handler page includes an intent tag, but another
> same-origin page erroneously includes a tag to unregister that service
> page?
> Should the UA be required to check the service handler page if a
> same-origin
> page attempts to unregister the intent to ensure that the service handler
> page is authoritative? Contrast this with the scenario where a page
> erroneously includes a tag to register a same-origin page for an intent.
> The
> UA is required to check the service handler page upon invocation, ensuring
> that the service handler page is authoritative. I'm arguing for symmetry
> here - given that there is provision to ensure that at a page that
> erroneously registers an intent for another page will be caught, there
> should be provision to ensure that a page that erroneously unregisters for
> another page will be caught as well.
> Typos:
> 4.2 Steps 9 and 10: s/action type/intent type/ (multiple occurrences)
> 4.2 Step 9: s/continue fo/continue to/
> Regards, Cathy.
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