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Re: Google Maps URL Scheme

From: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:37:39 +0100
Message-ID: <50CB55D3.70500@w3.org>
To: "Eric J. Bowman" <eric@bisonsystems.net>
CC: "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>, Paul Libbrecht <paul@hoplahup.net>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
On 14/12/2012 17:22 , Eric J. Bowman wrote:
> "Martin J. Dürst" wrote:
>> Although Apple iOS (or other platforms') apps are not the Web, it
>> might be a good idea to come up with better ways of starting up apps.
>> For many cases, I guess a media type would do very well, although
>> there might be exceptions.
> That's how I'd have done it, seems like proper architecture congruent
> with the pertinent standards.

No, a media type is just as bad, only one step removed. If the 
implementation is in HTML (as it's likely and getting likelier to be) 
then all you've done is pushed the masquerading to another layer.

What you need for this is intents. Android has them, and a Web version 
is being mulled over.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
Received on Friday, 14 December 2012 16:38:12 UTC

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