[whatwg] Installable web apps

Biju bijumaillist at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 21:27:48 PST 2011

IE 9 is introducing meta-tags for custom jumplist actions (+ Pinned Sites).
Mozilla is also planning to do same
Some website (http://www.pcworld.com/ ) already started using it !!!

At present IE9 make jumplist using msapplication-*
If we dont make any standard now it will ugly to see pages with lot of
meta tags named
appleapplication-*, ubuntuapplication-*, redhatapplication-*,
and also tags for Web App support in Fennec

Also I did not like current implementation with a meta tag for each item.
I wish whole list was kept in an external file (like the proposed
<link rel="application-description" href="myapp.json">) to avoid this
same meta tag clutter on every page.

Did anybody discussed with IE team about already proposed <link
rel="application-description" href="myapp.json"> ?
Looks like IE team only just used Ian's comment for
>> - a name
>  <meta name=application-name content="Flickr">


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