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Re: Notification size

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 18:18:05 +0000 (UTC)
To: John Gregg <johnnyg@google.com>
cc: public-web-notification@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1009301808130.3271@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 30 Sep 2010, John Gregg wrote:
> Some developers using Chrome notifications have said that they would like to
> be able to control the size of the notification bubble from the application.

We'd have to make sure you couldn't use this to cover the screen, or even 
a large part of it, so that if a site that is trusted to show 
notifications gets XSSed, it can't escalate into a wholesale phishing 

Also, we should consider how a large notification would work in a 
non-visual medium, e.g. an audio or braille browser or a screen reader. A 
large notification could be very disruptive, far more so than a short one.
Also, the concept of width and height doesn't apply there, so we'd want to 
move that into a media-specific layer like CSS, rather than having it in 
the core media-independent API.

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