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Re: Web Notifications, do we need a new spec?

From: Jeremy Orlow <jorlow@chromium.org>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2009 10:36:04 -0700
Message-ID: <5dd9e5c50907311036m107a92aewe71e56eba2106571@mail.gmail.com>
To: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, johnnyg@google.com, Drew Wilson <atwilson@google.com>
On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 1:52 AM, Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com> wrote:

> 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

There was a lot of talk about notifications in this more recent thread as
(The thread is long and talks about a lot of things besides
but I think there are some key insights in that thread about the
requirements for notifications.)

>  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?

I think we do need to start thinking about specing this out.  Off the top of
my head, it seems like the requirements for the web and widgets will be
pretty similar.

Kind regards,
> Marcos
> [1] http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-api/#the-shownotification-method-
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