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Re: Notification size

From: Doug Turner <dougt@dougt.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 10:44:15 -0700
Cc: public-web-notification@w3.org
Message-Id: <B3258FD3-1F92-440D-8257-3495B17D088B@dougt.org>
To: John Gregg <johnnyg@google.com>
I am not terribly interested in HTML notifications, but...

Could you make the onclick handler just expand the notification?  Then have the notification be dismissed after the user clicks again, or click a 'close' box?


On Sep 30, 2010, at 10:38 AM, John Gregg wrote:

> Some developers using Chrome notifications have said that they would like to be able to control the size of the notification bubble from the application.  The use case here is a meeting reminder with potentially a lot of information (location, people attending, etc.) that the application wants to make available at a glance inside the notification.
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> It would certainly be difficult (perhaps impossible) to apply a size request to text+icon notifications which are being displayed through a platform notification service, but might apply to HTML notifications.  
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> I have concerns that arbitrary sizing decided by the application would move notifications beyond the primary goal of passive alerting, but wanted to ask the WG about it -- other thoughts on how to address this use case?  
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> A possible alternative would be a resize() method that could only be invoked on a user gesture, so a notification could be expanded on click.
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> Thanks,
>  -John
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