Mozilla's open web app platform
Posted Dec 10, 2010 19:41 UTC (Fri) by n8willis
In reply to: Mozilla's open web app platform
Parent article: Mozilla's open web app platform
I see the lack of persistent presence resulting from the user not having a way to keep track of them, but how does different sign-on procedures result from not having a way to keep track of them, and how is different sign-on procedures different from the rest of the OS experience?
For example, when you log in to your user account in a GNOME- or KDE-based desktop, you do not immediately have access to documents that live within the webapps you frequent. (A) because you aren't automatically logged-in to them, and (B) because the session manager lacks both hooks to sign you in to Google/Yahoo/Whatever at login, and a way for you to enumerate which services/apps you'd like to be signed in with.
What is an "installed web app"?
That's precisely the issue that the Mozilla OWA architecture and manifest spec address.
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