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Re: Auto closing of notifications

From: Jon Lee <jonlee@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:15:28 -0800
Message-id: <8D8856BC-7843-4D9D-BF20-EE918CF974DD@apple.com>
To: jstpierre@mecheye.net, public-web-notification <public-web-notification@w3.org>
[This is a draft WG reply to the Jasper's last call comments. Comments on the proposed resolution are welcome; if no one objects in a weeks time, this will be the WGs official response to his comment. -Jon]

On Oct 23, 2013, at 9:23 AM, Jasper St. Pierre <jstpierre@mecheye.net> wrote:

> Something we added recent in GNOME for desktop apps was support for persistent notifications. Notifications used to auto-close, because any actions would be unavailable after the app closed.
> 
> The way we solved this was to use DBus activation to send apps a message when they restart.
> 
> I wonder if something similar could be done in the web world; instead of using live callbacks, have the user agent navigate to a specific URL in the originating tab / a new tab, which the web app could detect and do things on?

Some notification platforms may track the originating page already; for others this might be an unacceptable requirement. What happens after the user leaves the originating page is out of scope of the spec.

Please let us know promptly whether this response satisfies your comments and suggestions.

Jon
Received on Tuesday, 3 December 2013 02:16:03 UTC

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