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Re: Adding Web Intents to the Webapps WG deliverables

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 21:25:15 -0700
Message-Id: <6BCC1E4A-EBA4-45FF-990B-A6B1AB0566A5@jumis.com>
Cc: James Hawkins <jhawkins@google.com>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Should Paul Kinlan be Cc'd on this? His concept work is helpful.



On Sep 19, 2011, at 8:53 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> 
> Why not just improve both navigator.registerContentHandler and 
> navigator.registerProtocolHandler?
> 
> In particular, why are intents registered via a new HTML element rather 
> than an API? How do you unregister? How do you determine if the intent was 
> registered or not? How do you conditionally register (e.g. once the user 
> has paid for the service)?
> 
> How does an already-open page get to handle an action? e.g. say GMail 
> wants to handle the "share" intent, and the user already has GMail open, 
> and the user clicks a "share" button on Flickr. How does the existing 
> GMail instance get the notification?
> 
> Why are the verbs URLs?
> 
> Why are some verbs hard-coded into the API?
> 
> How are types matched?
> 
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