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

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Dec 8 12:43:23 PST 2011

On Tue, 6 Dec 2011, James Hawkins wrote:
> One of the critical pieces of the API is a declarative registration 
> which allows sites to declare which intents they may be registered for.  
> The current draft of the API calls for a new HTML tag, <intent>, the 
> attributes of which describe the service registration: [...]

Separate from the issue of what precisely the element should look like, I 
wonder if you could expand on the precise use case for the element. In 
particular, I'm interested in whether this use case might also apply to 
some of the register*Handler() methods we have now.

Ideally, it would be good to have the current protocol and content type 
handlers and the Web Intent stuff all use a coherent and consistent API.

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