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

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).


Robin Berjon - - @robinberjon

Received on Friday, 8 June 2012 09:44:18 UTC