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

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 17:44:22 +0200
Message-ID: <b21a10670909040844n140edf25pa100350a7c94f3cc@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jeremy Orlow <jorlow@chromium.org>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, johnnyg@google.com, Drew Wilson <atwilson@google.com>
Hi Jeremy,

On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 11:21 AM, Marcos Caceres<marcosc@opera.com> wrote:
> 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.

Just following up on notifications. Are you still interested in
perusing this? Can you guys provide any resources to help get this
work started?

Kind regards,

Marcos Caceres
Received on Friday, 4 September 2009 15:45:17 UTC

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