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Re: Notifications

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:22:08 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306601002101422g78edab3ay9485907cc548fab@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Gregg <johnnyg@google.com>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Drew Wilson <atwilson@google.com>, Olli@pettay.fi, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:10 AM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>wrote:

> We ran into this issue when mapping our own browser notifications to
> platform notification APIs. For ambient notifications, you can't rely on the
> user being able to click on the notification, because the notification might
> time out and disappear on its own before the user has had a chance to react,
> so there always has to be another way for the user to get the information
> and perform the action. So NotifyOSD not supporting actions is an issue of
> convenience, not functionality.
>
> So then, if the NotifyOSD designers think their users don't need that
> convenience, that's their call. A generic API can offer support for actions
> with the understanding that in some cases users won't be able to use them.
>

Er, ignore that entire message. Sorry!

Rob
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