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

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2009 11:21:03 +0200
Message-ID: <4A7BF1FF.5040702@opera.com>
To: Jeremy Orlow <jorlow@chromium.org>
CC: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, johnnyg@google.com, Drew Wilson <atwilson@google.com>

Jeremy Orlow wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 1:52 AM, Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com
> <mailto: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 well:
> http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-July/thread.html#21421
>   (The thread is long and talks about a lot of things besides
> notifications, but I think there are some key insights in that thread
> about the requirements for notifications.)

I'll take a look and see what I can extract from the discussion.

>       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.

I agree. Lets take notifications out of Widgets API. I think the next 
action should be to formally start capturing these requirements. If you 
have time to list some requirements you guys have, that would be great.

Kind regards,
Received on Friday, 7 August 2009 09:21:47 UTC

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