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Re: A suggestion to add a new attribute to the <intent> registration markup

From: James Hawkins <jhawkins@google.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 07:03:39 -0700
Message-ID: <CAO800Syn98-VUMimqf-VLxxs3MEaK7URxrWq1dj7qQH9FFwpkw@mail.gmail.com>
To: cheng zheng <czheng4mailinglist@gmail.com>
Cc: WebIntents <public-web-intents@w3.org>
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<intent> registration happens when the user visits the page containing the
intent tag, so they are at least somewhat familiar with the web app.

You mention a 'Web store', so assuming you're referring to Chrome apps in
the Chrome Web Store, the Chrome UI displays the App title as a link which
directs the user to the app page in the CWS, allowing the user to see all
of the information you're looking for.

Thanks,
James

On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 4:44 AM, cheng zheng
<czheng4mailinglist@gmail.com>wrote:

> I'm afraid just a title might not be enough. For many times user may need
> more information like screenshots (such as the overview tab for an app in
> Web store), tutorial videos to get details of some applications they first
> meet. Otherwise they may not choose to add these apps which are unfamiliar
> with them.
>
> Thanks
> Cheng
>
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 11:02 AM, James Hawkins <jhawkins@google.com>wrote:
>
>> I believe the title attribute is what you're looking for:
>>
>> title of type DOMString A human-readable title which the User Agent *
>> should* use to indicate the service to the user. If the title attribute
>> is missing, the User Agent *should* use the title of the registered
>> Service page as the service title.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> James
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 7:31 PM, cheng zheng <
>> czheng4mailinglist@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I presented Web Intents to my fellows. They made a suggestion which I
>>> think very useful.
>>>
>>> Is it possible to add a new *optional* attribute to the <intent> tag
>>> (maybe named *description*) which can help the user get some
>>> information about the service or app he is gonna add? This attribute maybe
>>> refer to a page with instructions or a video or some pictures helping the
>>> user to be familiar with what the service does. I think the user can
>>> facilitate the information to decide whether to add the service or not.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>
>>
>
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