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Re: relation to server-sent events and other notification architectures

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 09:37:26 +0200
To: public-web-notification@w3.org, "Erik Wilde" <dret@berkeley.edu>
Message-ID: <op.vis3gnue64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Fri, 10 Sep 2010 01:44:47 +0200, Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu> wrote:
> it seems to me that the main purpose of this new working group is to  
> define an API that covers the local delivery of notifications. is there  
> any information on how that relates to more end-to-end oriented specs  
> such as HTML5's server-sent events, or maybe other notification services  
> that a platform might support such as apple's push notifications or  
> google's CTDM service? i am just trying to figure out the scope of the  
> working group and how it will decide on what the APIs will eventually  
> deliver in terms of the underlying interaction model and the possible  
> payload carried in notifications.

Server-sent events and push notifications would be orthogonal to the work  
of this group. This Working Group is about standardizing an API for  
"desktop-style" notifications. I.e. those little popovers that indicate  
you received a new IM message, that a download completed, etc. Basically  
allowing web applications to integrate with the system provided by the OS.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 10 September 2010 07:38:08 UTC

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