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Re: Pending notifications number

From: John Gregg <johnnyg@google.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:20:05 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=mYZ+qCV6dU535tBf_WPxvSo7zRP-b5Fe47-9r@mail.gmail.com>
To: UnSleep <unsleep.com@gmail.com>
Cc: public-web-notification@w3.org
On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 4:22 AM, UnSleep <unsleep.com@gmail.com> wrote:

> Im very happy that W3C created this but im wondering. Why tehre is not
> any pending notifications number?
>
> Im starting to be overloaded of chrome extensions.Google reader,
> facebook, a few gmail accounts, Quora...
>
> This system make service able to notify changes and other things like
> emails, messages, etc.
> but if i dont want to see that notifications?
> If im only want to see the number and check them when i want?
>
> "you have a message pending to read". Did you saw the amount of
> facebook notifications send to the email? Its weird.
>
> I need to be able to ban some notifications (not full sites only),
> configure them and read them when i want...
>
> Another example. You recieve a call in your phone. Why to recieve a
> popup with this info? I only need to see a list of notifications
> pending...
>
> Did you thought about this?
>
> Sorry my bad english...
>

These are good ideas to prevent overload of notifications, but I think they
fall more under implementation than specification.  The spec requires that a
user agent eventually show the notifications to the user, but doesn't
specify any particular presentation.

So there's nothing to prevent a browser implementation (or perhaps a browser
extension) from providing a UI which would display the number of pending
notifications, put them into a panel which you have to explicitly open, or
allow you to configure preferences for priority based on the source of the
notification, etc.

 -John
Received on Friday, 11 February 2011 18:20:37 GMT

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