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Re: Web Intents based APIs

From: Greg Billock <gbillock@google.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2012 13:33:17 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAxVY9f9zah+7rMW=kiOOSMyd_QLr0+9p=+HH9=RaNFkWtwCHg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jungkee Song <jungkee.song@samsung.com>
Cc: "Nilsson, Claes1" <Claes1.Nilsson@sonymobile.com>, James Hawkins <jhawkins@google.com>, public-web-intents@w3.org, public-device-apis@w3.org
Agreed. I was thinking more about the type name -- for this I'd expect
a type like "http://w3.org/types/mediaObject", say. Then for extra
credit we can host docs and links to the spec at that url. :-)


On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 1:38 AM, Jungkee Song <jungkee.song@samsung.com> wrote:
> From: Greg Billock [mailto:gbillock@google.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 1:39 AM
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> To: Nilsson, Claes1
> Cc: James Hawkins; public-web-intents@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Web Intents based APIs
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> The MIME types are really nice in that they're conceptually very simple and
> lightweight -- that makes them great for interchange, because they have a
> minimum of structure. When APIs are fine with that, there's no reason not to
> use them. For many, though, the type probably wants to have more structure
> to it, which MIME types simply don't provide. For instance, the Gallery API
> type may want to provide an object which allows you to read through it to
> open different images asynchronously. MIME types won't support that kind of
> interaction. They're definitely simpler, but sometimes that's a limitation
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> [Jungkee] yes, Greg. That’s exactly my suggestion for the Gallery API. In
> fact, one more thing is I suggest we leave the description of the actual
> definition of the dictionary to the related spec. (in this case,
> “mediaObject” in the Gallery API.) In that way, Web Intents spec does not
> have to describe every detail of the dictionary definition and only
> describes the types it supports.
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> BTW, this is what I tried in the demo:
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> var mediaObject = {};
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> mediaObject.title = "Splendid photo";
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> mediaObject.description = "Photo taken by Jungkee";
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> mediaObject.url = "http://gallery.foo/photo.png";
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> mediaObject.content = b; // blob of the photo
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> mediaObject.filename = "/webhost/picture/photo.png";
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> mediaObject.author = "Jungkee Song";
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> mediaObject.date = "2012-06-05T17:32Z";
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> mediaObject.location = l; // position data
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> mediaObject.copyright = "CC";
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> mediaObject.tags = ["people", "sky", "plain"];
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> var mediaObjectArray = new Array();
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> for (var i = 0; i < [length of media items]; i++) {
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>     mediaObjectArray[i] = m; // mediaObject object
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> intent.data.postResult(mediaObjectArray);
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