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Re: New manifest spec - ready for FPWD?

From: Kenneth Rohde Christiansen <kenneth.christiansen@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:31:14 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEC208tuAnE3TzC-wnrMT60k-7jZcvPP82XRyHBAyRvVWzDqVQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com>
Cc: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>, "Kostiainen, Anssi" <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>, Web and Mobile IG <public-web-mobile@w3.org>

The idea is that the manifest as described in the current spec should
be as simple as possible, and just cover the use-cases of bookmarks
and hosted web apps (save to home screen and the like).

This allows for the spec to be more broadly applicable and hopefully
get support from most vendors.

The base manifest as described in the spec, can be extended by other
extension specs; and we are considering doing exactly that for
packaged apps as part of the SysApps work.


On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 11:00 PM, Alan Stearns <stearns@adobe.com> wrote:
> On 11/26/13, 1:02 PM, "Marcos Caceres" <w3c@marcosc.com> wrote:
>>Over the last few weeks, a few of us folks in the Web Mob IG have been
>>investigating the use cases and requirements for bookmarking web apps to
>>home screen. The output of that research  is this living document:
>>That (ongoing) research is helping to inform the manifest spec. A bunch
>>of us have been working together on IRC, twitter, etc. on a new version
>>of the manifest spec:
>>The Editors would appreciate if people take a look and see if you agree
>>with the feature set.
> Are there any connections between the new Manifest spec and the
> configuration document specified [1] in Packaged Web Apps? Have all of the
> attributes that go into a configuration been considered as possible
> Manifest members?
> Going by the use cases document, there are at least two characteristics
> (offline, no navigation bar) that define a standalone app. Are there any
> more characteristics that a standalone app should have? Should these be
> noted in the spec? Could there be any benefit to enumerating these
> characteristics in the manifest? I¹m wondering whether it would be useful
> to say that the web app provides a native app UI but still requires the
> device to be online.
> Thanks,
> Alan
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/REC-widgets-20121127/#configuration-document

Kenneth Rohde Christiansen
Web Platform Architect, Intel Corporation.
Phone  +45 4294 9458 ﹆﹆﹆
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