[webkit-dev] Implementation thoughts on HTML5 elements

Michelangelo De Simone micdesim at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 15:23:08 PDT 2009

2009/8/27 Peter Kasting <pkasting at google.com>:

> Consider that if the user uses a web mail app (e.g. Gmail) the UA will have
> no way of getting that data.  In fact, the UA may not even know what mail
> client the user prefers to use, especially if he uses several different
> ones.

Implementing such functionality in a port-specific way may address
this: Safari Mac port could make use of the integrated Address Book
facilities, while Chromium could, for istance, bind its source to
something else (a local cache for Gmail's address book? a list of
previously typed email addresses?).
Nevertheless, leaving such work to some sort of "abstraction layer"
and let the user choose what he wants as source could help (defaulting
to the most used addresses' source on the specific port).

IMO, it's quite hard to address all the possible scenarios and having
the same level of UX on each one of them: picking up the most common
and build something around it to ease user's life is a possibility
that doesn't impact on the status quo.


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