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48-Hour Call for Consensus (CfC): Push API Comments

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2017 10:26:57 -0400
To: Accessible Platform Architectures Administration <public-apa-admin@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20170518142657.GV1959@opera.rednote.net>

This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to the Accessible Platform
Architectures (APA) Working Group on our review of the draft Push API
specification as detailed below.

Our review of this specification was expressly requested by the Web
Platforms Working Group:


<Begin Draft Comment>

The Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group has reviewed
the Push API specification at:


We find no issues with the API as presented, except that we believe
additional feature support is required by emerging use cases.

Missing Feature

We require a mechanism whereby applications may temporarily block any
push notifications or events. All such notifications or events should be
queued until the application requesting temporary blocking has cleared
the blocking request.

We offer two use cases requiring such a feature.

Use Case #1

A user engaged in a financial transaction at the point of making (or
recieving) payment should not be interrupted by unrelated notifications
and events. This is especially important for persons with disabilities
relying on assistive technology, but is also relevant to all users of
emerging web payments specifications.

Use Case #2

Users need the ability to interact with certain web content without
automated updates that might cause presented content to update in an
adverse manner.

This might be satisifed by allowing temporary pauses in push events, or
by controlling a minimum time interval between push events.

For more on this use case see the comment at:

<End Draft Comment>


This CfC is now open for objection, comment, as well as statements of
support via email. Silence will be interpreted as support, though
messages of support are certainly welcome.

If you object to this proposed action, or have comments concerning this
proposal, please respond by replying on list to this message no later
than 23:59 (Midnight) Boston Time, Tuesday 23 May.



Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
		Email:	janina@rednote.net

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures	http://www.w3.org/wai/apa
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