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Re: Notifications - Mac OSX 10.8

From: Steven Verbeek <dubcanada@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:42:09 -0400
Message-Id: <0328840B-9463-4BD0-A9D3-0DEB5B9D5007@gmail.com>
Cc: public-web-notification <public-web-notification@w3.org>
To: Andrew Wilson <atwilson@google.com>
Are the benefits of having an icon really that important that we as willing to have a fragmented API?

The some flavours of Linux are expected, even things like drag and drop support don't work on every single Linux. And Mac is probably only like 5% of the community, however windows users have never experienced notifications like those before.

I kind of end to agree with apple when a notification comes in for a website, and I'm not focused on the browser. Does it make sense to show some random icon or the browser. I uses for gmail it may make sense to show the gmail icon, but what if you have the gmail application on your computer. Now your really confused.

I could not find the thread you are asking about, could you link me?


On 2012-11-19, at 5:41 AM, Andrew Wilson <atwilson@google.com> wrote:

> We've had discussions about this in the past, and the consensus we arrived at was that we should not remove functionality from the API to accommodate the limitations of a single platform. For example, the notification system on some flavors of Linux do not support clicking on notifications, and yet we continue to support adding onclick handlers to the notifications.
> Please also review previous discussions on the list re: accessibility and icons, as I think they apply in this case as well (the value of providing an icon in the API even though not all platforms may support it).
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 12:06 AM, Dub <dubcanada@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey Guys,
>> According to Notification Center you cannot pass a custom icon to the notification center, it will show the icon of the application making the notification.
>> That being said, I believe we should remove the icon from the notification draft, unless we can convince Apple to add in the ability to specific custom icons, this isn't possible to do on Mac 10.8+
>> - Steve
Received on Monday, 19 November 2012 12:42:36 UTC

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