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RE: ACTION-568: Create an alternative mechanism for openURL and send it to the mail list (Web Applications Working Group)

From: SULLIVAN, BRYAN L (ATTCINW) <BS3131@att.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 13:34:51 -0700
Message-ID: <8080D5B5C113E940BA8A461A91BFFFCD1325B09F@BD01MSXMB015.US.Cingular.Net>
To: "Marcos Caceres" <marcosc@opera.com>, "Web Applications Working Group WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Marcos,
That method works for well-know URI schemes except for http:// and https://. The openURL() method would have launched the browser for those schemes, and we still need a method to do that. 

I was not able to attend the last week's call and was not aware there was a plan to remove the openURL() method. This leaves a major hole in the functionality we need from the Widgets specs (ability to launch the browser when necessary/desirable, which is something only known by the widget - e.g. it needs to invoke a resource that it knows needs to be handled through the browser or other registered URI scheme handler).

Thanks, 
Bryan Sullivan | AT&T

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From: public-webapps-request@w3.org [mailto:public-webapps-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Marcos Caceres
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2010 8:56 AM
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Subject: Re: ACTION-568: Create an alternative mechanism for openURL and send it to the mail list (Web Applications Working Group)



On 8/5/10 3:30 PM, Web Applications Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
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> ACTION-568: Create an alternative mechanism for openURL and send it to the mail list (Web Applications Working Group)
>
> http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/track/actions/568

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> On: Marcos Caceres
> Due: 2010-08-12
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The proposal is simply to use HTML <a> element.

So, instead of:
   widget.openURL("sms:+123456789101112");

It would just be:
  <a href="sms:+123456789101112">Send and SMS</a>

Then you can use the .click() element to open links programmatically (on 
trusted URI types) or only respond to explicit user interaction (the 
user clicks on the link to do something).

Kind regards,
Marcos


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Marcos Caceres
Opera Software

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