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Fwd: Powerbox

From: Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 17:38:21 +0100
To: public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-Id: <E761CCA0-1F7C-49F5-9F44-F7B5258A162E@robineko.com>

I talked to Jonas Sicking about Powerbox and here are his first comments. I must say that I agree with his feedback.

Begin forwarded message:
> From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
> Date: March 1, 2010 20:59:47 GMT+01:00
> To: Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>
> Cc: Arun Ranganathan <arun@mozilla.com>
> Subject: Re: Powerbox
> Some comments:
> You're spelling "Powerbox" wrong. It's spelled "User Agent". What
> marketing hounds came up with this name?? ;)
> While HTML4 requires multiple resources to be submitted using a
> multipart/mixed mime type, no one actually implements that (clients
> and servers alike). You should look at how HTML5 does multiple file
> submission instead as that is implemented by several browsers and
> effectively all websites.
> I don't really like using the class attribute for things that aren't
> site specific. I know microformats went down this path, but I continue
> to think that was a mistake.
> I'm not sure what the purpose is of saying that the video that the
> website is expecting is a trailer. Do you know of any video upload
> site that allows the user to annotate what type of video is being
> uploaded? And more importantly, do you know of two separate video
> upload websites that allow it, and that use the same set of
> annotations? Having worked with databases several years, I doubt that
> this idea will work out in practice.
> If the class attribute is removed, which I think it should, then the
> basically reduces to being a UA/provider protocol. I think this is a
> good thing. It means that this can be deployed with no need to change
> the "customer" website.
> / Jonas

Robin Berjon
  robineko  hired gun, higher standards
Received on Thursday, 4 March 2010 16:38:50 UTC

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