[whatwg] Web Intents with System-Wide Sharing Features
chuck at jumis.com
Mon Feb 20 22:07:57 PST 2012
On 2/20/12 9:08 PM, Rodger Combs wrote:
> Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion), along with most mobile operating systems, has a system-wide sharing functionality. Could the Web Intents API add a "SHOULD" or "MAY" clause for adding web intents to the system-wide "share sheet" or similar functionality, rather than just on the web? It fits with a few other parts of the HTML5 spec that move towards OS integration (e.g. notifications, which would fit well with Android/iOS/OSX10.8's built-in notification centers).
I certainly see this happening with Chrome OS in place of the file
system handler they currently have.
I'd imagine it'll make its way to the Windows shell in the future, via
Chrome: think of the "Send to" context menu amongst others. At some
point, it will be very easy.
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