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Re: Moving to Last Call

From: Andrew Wilson <atwilson@google.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2013 10:04:49 +0200
Message-ID: <CAArhhivsi-b7AuSgdpDL+qPSXCvFmjqrv_=00qNExtw0tzCHWg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jon Lee <jonlee@apple.com>
Cc: Justin DeWitt <dewittj@google.com>, WG <public-web-notification@w3.org>
On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 11:22 PM, Jon Lee <jonlee@apple.com> wrote:

> Is there a specific situation where understanding the reason is crucial to
> the page’s functionality? On iOS and Mac, for example, notifications are
> expected to act like taps on the shoulder, and not necessarily return vital
> information that users cannot get from the web page or app. Given that the
> spec declare the event model is best-effort, the web page will not get an
> accurate picture of which notifications a user has seen and acknowledged,
> even with this additional flag.
> Jon

In the app that i'm familiar with (gmail) I can't think of any reason why
I'd care about system-close vs user-close. I would like a robust way to
tell if a notification has been closed, but I'm not sure I care about the

That said, web apps can present a much better user experience if it has
some idea about whether the platform closes notifications automatically.
I'd rather have some way to know if this is the case (perhaps just by
requiring this behavior in the spec), per my previous email.
Received on Tuesday, 6 August 2013 08:05:20 UTC

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