[PATCH notification] spec: Add badge-number hint

Jerome Leclanche adys.wh at gmail.com
Mon Feb 16 10:59:22 PST 2015

Aren't we talking protocol here? UI can be argued elsewhere, to be honest...

Anyway, protocol-wise, why isn't this the job of the notification
client? (Mobile notification clients do it that way fwiw)

J. Leclanche

On 16 February 2015 at 20:52, Thomas Kluyver <thomas at kluyver.me.uk> wrote:
> On 16 February 2015 at 10:18, Bastien Nocera <hadess at hadess.net> wrote:
>> About the? It's also very low for a number of people. I can also be
>> there to notify about the number of new podcasts episodes to read, the
>> number of unread articles in my offline reader app, the number of unread
>> messages in my chat application,
> In all of these cases (email, podcasts, RSS reader, chat), I have used
> applications which internally show some kind of unread/unseen count, and in
> all four categories, the number quickly gets higher than I have any
> intention of doing anything about other than clicking 'Mark all read'. I
> have a suspicion that this is partly what 'killed' RSS (in popular use) -
> feed readers were designed as if people would read every item, and then it
> felt like a chore to keep up with it.
> I'm not saying there are no possible use cases for a numeric badge, but my
> experience is that most of the obvious use cases for it are not great UI
> design.
> Thomas
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