Needs feedback: Work on new "intents" spec

chrysn chrysn at
Fri Mar 16 02:55:39 PDT 2012

hello jerome,

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 07:44:54PM +0000, Jerome Leclanche wrote:
> During the past couple of weeks, I've been working on a spec for intents
> (best name I could come up with).

care should be taken when using that name in that context, as that very
name ("intents") is used on the android platform for a very similar
concept -- that could lead to confusion.

i'm just an android user, but to give you an idea of what "intents" mean
there, an application could offer to

android.intent.action.DIAL any url starting with tel:

or an application that uses the address book would ask the os to

android.intent.action.EDIT contact://contacts/people/1

it might even be worth looking into it in more detail, maybe it's
similar enough to be compatible.

the android intents are documented on [1].



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balances are correct.
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