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RE: Push API and Service Workers

From: Domenic Denicola <domenic@domenicdenicola.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:58:44 +0000
To: Shijun Sun <shijuns@microsoft.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3447fa5766334c669571f24f9a4f1324@BN3PR0501MB1473.namprd05.prod.outlook.com>
I'm not an expert either, but it seems to me that push without service workers (or some other means of background processing) is basically just server-sent events. That is, you could send "push notifications" to an active webpage over a server-sent events channel (or web socket, or long-polling...), which would allow it to display a toast notification with the push message.

So from my perspective, implementing the push API without service workers would be pretty pointless, as it would give no new capabilities.
Received on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 21:59:13 UTC

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