Re: Web Notifications, do we need a new spec?

John Gregg wrote:
> Hi Marcos,
> I'm doing the implementation for Chromium so I'm pretty familiar with 
> notifications. Although I'm fairly new to the process, I would be happy 
> to volunteer to help, since I would definitely like to see a new 
> notifications spec come together.

Great! Basically, we just need a plain-text brain-dump from you about
how your implementation works and what the APIs. That should be
sufficient as a starting point to get the ball rolling. As I've got some
experience writing W3C specs, I'm happy to help co-edit.

Before starting on an actual spec, the parts we need are:

   a simple list of what the requirements are.
   (e.g., there must be a means to request the user's attention.)

APIs: some IDL (or pseudo code) and a brief description of each of the
attribute or method.

A description of how you envision notifications play with HTML5's
browsing contexts/origin.

You might also look at what we originally had in the widget spec (search
for "The showNotification()  Method" and "The getAttention() Method"):;%20charset=iso-8859-1

showNotification() was based on some old HTML5 text, which was removed
about a year ago. Anyway, please let us know if you need anything else,
and we look forward your input! :D

Kind regards,

Received on Monday, 7 September 2009 10:16:15 UTC