[whatwg] Installed Apps

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Jul 30 16:48:03 PDT 2009

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On 7/30/09 7:26 PM, Michael Davidson wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 5:38 PM, Maciej Stachowiak<mjs at apple.com> wrote:
>> * Notification Feeds *
>> Often, web applications would like to give users the option to subscribe to
>> notifications that occur at specific times or in response to server-side
>> events, and for the user to get these UI notifications without a
>> prerequisite that the web app is open or that the browser is running. There
>> may be a desire to do client-side computation as well, but often just the
>> ability to give the user a notification solves the basic user interaction
>> problem.
>> One possible way to address this kind of use case is to let users subscribe
>> to a "feed" of notifications. This feed could use standard syndication
>> formats, such as RSS or Atom. But instead of being displayed in a
> This is an interesting idea. The lack of push updates, though, would
> make it much less useful than it could be.
> Here's a rough sketch of a more far-out idea: What if all browsers
> were XMPP clients and stanzas could be sent to display notifications?
> The attack surface would still be low, but you'd get realtime updates.
> Instead of subscribing to a feed of notifications, the user accepts
> what is essentially a chat invitation from the site. Like normal XMPP
> invitations, this would be revocable at any time.
> Lots of issues to work out, but you'd get realtime for free.

We're working on that over in the XMPP community... :)


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