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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


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Marcos Caceres
http://datadriven.com.au
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