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Re: Desktop use of favicons for URI holders

From: Daniel Appelquist <dan@bluevia.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 12:51:18 +0000
Cc: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com>
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On 2 Dec 2011, at 12:30, Karl Dubost wrote:
> 
> Le 2 déc. 2011 à 05:06, Robin Berjon a écrit :
>> That makes sense for Speed Dial which shows rather big snapshots of Web apps, but I'm not sure it'd work for an app launcher. At least, I don't think we had that use case in mind when writing the view-mode spec.
> 
> sure.
> It depends on what we want to do with it. The speed-dial case is the "icon" into the browser space.
> But we could imagined we have a mini-app with the minimized mode when it is an icon. An app can be a full-fledged something or just maybe a simple cache of the page when you drag/drop the link and the icon for this page or just a link.
> 
> Tim, What do you expect about the icons? 
> 
> * reopen in a browser?
> * be a page by itself?
> * does it work offline?
> 
> 
> SVG for icons yes definitely. It makes sense.
> The group Webapps or maybe the new following CG?
> http://www.w3.org/community/native-web-apps/
> 

Some work went on in the (cough) widgets work stream on this topic:
http://www.w3.org/TR/widgets/#icons

+1 to supporting SVG icons but you also need to allow the developer to choose to use a set of pre-rendered icons at different resolutions.

Dan



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