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[whatwg] Installable web apps

From: Biju <bijumaillist@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 01:27:48 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTik1NTWKiVK=8NBkXq6LtfcK6GB9oRw3-RM3HTrs@mail.gmail.com>
IE 9 is introducing meta-tags for custom jumplist actions (+ Pinned Sites).
Mozilla is also planning to do same
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=605222
Some website (http://www.pcworld.com/ ) already started using it !!!

At present IE9 make jumplist using msapplication-*
If we dont make any standard now it will ugly to see pages with lot of
meta tags named
appleapplication-*, ubuntuapplication-*, redhatapplication-*,
fedoraapplication-*
and also tags for Web App support in Fennec
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=583750

Also I did not like current implementation with a meta tag for each item.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg131029
I wish whole list was kept in an external file (like the proposed
<link rel="application-description" href="myapp.json">) to avoid this
same meta tag clutter on every page.

Did anybody discussed with IE team about already proposed <link
rel="application-description" href="myapp.json"> ?
Looks like IE team only just used Ian's comment for
>> - a name
>  <meta name=application-name content="Flickr">


Cheers
Biju
Received on Thursday, 17 February 2011 21:27:48 UTC

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