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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: <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2010 21:50:42 +0000
Message-ID: <20100809215042.7pn7set9nfgggwwg@staff.opera.com>
To: "SULLIVAN, BRYAN L (ATTCINW)" <BS3131@att.com>
Cc: Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Quoting "SULLIVAN, BRYAN L (ATTCINW)" <BS3131@att.com>:

> 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.
>

No.  We dont. Please see my proposal.

> 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

Major hole?  No one has yet presented a single use case that could not  
be done with an a element.

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).

See my proposal. Its not needed.

>
> Thanks,
> Bryan Sullivan | AT&T
>
> -----Original Message-----
> 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
> To: Web Applications Working Group WG
> 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:
>>
>> 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
>>
>> On: Marcos Caceres
>> Due: 2010-08-12
>>
>> If you do not want to be notified on new action items for this   
>> group, please update your settings at:
>> http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/track/users/39125#settings
>
> 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
>
>
> --
> Marcos Caceres
> Opera Software
>
>
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