[whatwg] Notifications: usage feedback

Anne van Kesteren annevk at annevk.nl
Tue Oct 29 07:32:17 PDT 2013

On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 9:22 PM, James Burke <jrburke at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 7:09 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at annevk.nl> wrote:
>> It seems using a structured clone makes the most sense. Transfering
>> objects won't work here. It's not entirely clear to me what the best
>> is for Blob, File, etc. Effectively the page can shut down, but they
>> will still be kept alive through this Notification. I guess it's not
>> too different from what Indexed DB can do.
>> Is what what we want?
> For my purposes, I was fine limiting to "JSON-serializable", as that
> is basically what I got with the iconURL hack we use now. However it
> is likely that you have a better idea of what makes sense across the
> platform.
> For the email use case for notifications, we expect the app to be
> completely removed from memory every so often, so we just want to
> store enough simple state to route the action to take for the
> notification correctly. The data in that case is more like a GET
> querystring.

Okay, so maybe we should simply store a JavaScript string instead? No
need to play with structured clones if something simple is sufficient
I suppose.


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