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Web Notifications, do we need a new spec?

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:52:50 +0200
Message-ID: <4A72B0E2.7090701@opera.com>
To: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
CC: johnnyg@google.com
Keeping in line with the design goals to enable Widget-related 
technologies to be used on the Web, I'm wondering if we should spawn a 
separate specification for notifications? We could use the current text 
in the A&E [1] as the basis, which is based heavily on what was 
originally in HTML5 (or just take the old HTML5 text, create the new 
spec, add the hooks for Widgets).

Although notifications have been taken out of HTML5, rumblings that they 
may need reviving occurred recently on the WHAT-WG list:

 
http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-March/019113.html

As a followup to the above, the following code was submitted by Google 
to WebKit to support notifications:

  https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25463

So, the question is: do we need a new/separate spec? One that covers 
both Web and Widgets?

Kind regards,
Marcos

[1] http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-api/#the-shownotification-method-
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