[webkit-dev] Web Notifications API

Andrew Wilson atwilson at google.com
Wed Feb 15 18:54:47 PST 2012

On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM, Jian Li <jianli at chromium.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 9:46 AM, Jon Lee <jonlee at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Feb 13, 2012, at 5:51 PM, Andrew Wilson <atwilson at google.com> wrote:
>> > I don't have an answer for you here, as the internet is vast :) Among
>> google properties, Gmail and Google Calendar currently use it. I'm not
>> aware of any other google property that uses it in their web pages, but
>> some do via extensions.
>> On Feb 13, 2012, at 5:29 PM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
>> > IRCCloud is an example of a site that I use every day that uses
>> notifications.
>> Ok, thanks for providing these sites.
>> It seems to me that we are in agreement with most of the proposal. I
>> would like to begin work on these changes. I will file a master bug so that
>> we can track progress. I think we can make these improvements without
>> disturbing what we already have, to maintain current compatibility. Does
>> this sound good?
My concerns are two-fold:

1) Can we run this by the standards body first? I think it makes sense to
gain some consensus among the webkitters before going to the standards
body, but now that we have this consensus, I'd really like to give that
group a chance to comment before we start implementation in case there's
something we missed. Is there a compelling reason to move forward with
implementing before getting their feedback (or perhaps do that in parallel?)

2) I'm still concerned with the use of WebKitNotification(), when we
already have a proposed API in place for Notification(). Even if we leave
the current APIs intact (which is good!), we'll end up with 3 separate
notification APIs (the current window.webkitNotifications, your proposed
WebKitNotification(), and the final Notification()). It feels like the
standards proposal is stable enough that we could move directly to
implementing Notification(), especially if we can get prompt feedback about
your proposed changes.

I may have misunderstood your statement - perhaps you are planning to
implement this as Notification() and not WebKitNotification(). I just hate
to have yet another set of notification APIs that we'll have to deprecate,
so I'd like to avoid it if possible.

> Sounds good, as long as we keep in mind of not to breaking
> backward compatibility until app developers can switch to new syntax and
> scheme.
>> Jon
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