[whatwg] Proposal: <intent> tag for Web Intents API

James Graham jgraham at opera.com
Tue Dec 6 13:23:04 PST 2011

On Tue, 6 Dec 2011, James Hawkins wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 1:14 PM, James Hawkins <jhawkins at google.com> wrote:
>>> Originally we envisioned using a self-closing tag placed in head for
>>> the intent tag; however, we're now leaning towards not using
>>> self-closing and having the tag be placed in the body with fallback
>>> content, e.g., to install an extension to provide similar
>>> functionality.
>>> <intent action="webintents.org/share">
>>>  Click here to install our extension that implements sharing!
>>> </intent>
>>> What are your thoughts on this route?
>> So, when the <intent> tag is supported, it's not displayed at all, and
>> instead solely handled by the browser?  This seems okay to me.
> Correct.

This seems to remove my major objection to the new tag design.

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