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Re: [manifest] Is the Webapp Manifest spec ready for FPWD?

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 16:02:25 +0100
To: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>
Cc: Scott Wilson <scott.bradley.wilson@gmail.com>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, ext Anant Narayanan <anant@mozilla.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, "public-native-web-apps@w3.org" <public-native-web-apps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D78435FA52154E7A8AFC4093479AF3B0@marcosc.com>


On Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 2:58 PM, Tobie Langel wrote:

> On 6/6/12 3:35 PM, "Marcos Caceres" <w3c@marcosc.com (mailto:w3c@marcosc.com)> wrote:
>  
> > On Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 9:51 AM, Tobie Langel wrote:
> >  
> > > Mozilla's proposal seems to essentially target applications distributed
> > > through app stores. We'd like to see a solution that also enables
> > > providing meta data to bookmarked apps similar to how meta tags work in
> > > iOS.
> >  
> >  
> >  
> > I've not much experience with the iOS meta tags, so is there anything
> > missing in W3C Widget's config.xml or in Moz's JSON?
>  
>  
> Not in the configuration file itself (what Mozilla calls the Web
> Application Manifest), but it is not specified how it is delivered to the
> client in that case.

Ok, well, at least we potentially have most of the bits we need.   
> > Would be cool if one could just do:
> >  
> > <!-- gimme config in accepted format (xml or json) -->
> > <meta config="/config">
> >  
> > That way, there is no need to repeat meta tags in every page... just
> > repeat it onceŠ
>  
>  
> Absolutely, or:
>  
> <html manifest=/path/to/config.webapp>
>  
> and combine appcache and config into a single format. The AppCache
> manifest format works beautifully in JSON (and I'm sure it would do
> equally well in XML). See how the sample manifest files provided in the
> HTML5 spec[1] would look like in JSON: https://gist.github.com/2881982


yep, that could also work… though I wonder if it's too late to be swapping manifest formats.   
  
> > or doing something like a fav.ico equivalent that is loaded
> > automagically.  
>  
>  
> I'd rather we avoided simultaneously adding an extra http request to all
> the web pages in the world **and** filling server logs with garbage 404
> requests.

True. Spectacularly dumb idea. Is there a way to undo what I said? :)  
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