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Re: Two questions about the Web Intents.

From: Gaowenmei <gaowenmei@huawei.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:09:58 +0000
To: Paul Kinlan <paulkinlan@google.com>
CC: "public-web-intents@w3.org" <public-web-intents@w3.org>
Message-ID: <10FB9842605CBF44BB21AE26C3C43796335430C4@SZXEML540-MBX.china.huawei.com>
Thank you very much, Paul.  That’s very helpful.

发件人: Paul Kinlan [mailto:paulkinlan@google.com]
发送时间: 2012年6月11日 16:54
收件人: Gaowenmei
抄送: public-web-intents@w3.org
主题: Re: Two questions about the Web Intents.


Some comments inline.
On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 8:19 AM, Gaowenmei <gaowenmei@huawei.com<mailto:gaowenmei@huawei.com>> wrote:

I am a newcomer here. These days I was studying the web intents spec and felt great interest in this technology. Now I have some small questions, and hope someone can help me to clarify the confusion.

1) When we click a button in the client page and trigger the "startActivity()", UA will pop up a intent list and we will see some suggestions there. I am wondering where are the suggestions from? Does the UA search the intent services in real time? (for example, Chrome will search the suitable intent services from the Chrome web app store?)

The current implementation in Chrome understands the action and the data type so it can query the Chrome webstore to get a list of suitable apps.  Claes and others on this list are working on the UPNP discovery for external networked services that support the same actions on data.

The actual method of suggestions is not too important once you realise that we have these two key pieces of information we can use to discover compatible services.  The UA may choose to cache service suggestions, query a service, or provide no suggestions at all.

2) Can the user manually add a URL to the popup intent list as a intent service page? Thus, the user can add some intent service pages which are found by himself or forwarded by his friends. This will be very useful for users.

Not quite, the developer will be able to specify their own suggestions in the "suggestions" attribute of the Intent constructor object.  With the current implementation in Chrome you would ask the user to install the app from the store.

Hope to get the answer ASAP, thanks very much! :)

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