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Re: Question from IETF's Interenet Architecture Board (IAB) web apps, native apps, web-based apps

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 11:43:53 +0200
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, Hannes Tschofenig <hannes.tschofenig@gmx.net>
Message-Id: <3AE6AC12-7A35-4C32-80CA-AD1473F9ECEB@berjon.com>
To: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
On Jun 5, 2012, at 05:30 , Martin J. Dürst wrote:
> One specific tradeoff/problem is the proliferation of "URI schemes" to start native code apps.

I don't think that's new (if memory serves, the TAG discussed the infamous itms: scheme to death). It happens largely due to technical limitation — remove those and I will bet you that this practice will go away (it's clunky for everyone involved…).

If you picture a stack that supports Web Intents, as well as a number of the deliverables in the proposed SysApps charter[1] (Application API, Web Intent Registration API) you get a system in which keying the launch of apps off a URI scheme is no longer needed (and is not the best).

[1] http://www.w3.org/2012/05/sysapps-wg-charter.html

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
Received on Friday, 8 June 2012 09:44:18 UTC

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