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From Becky Gibson <>
Subject Re: prompt dialog for the Notification API?
Date Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:55:20 GMT

I think it would be worthwhile to add this.  We just need confirmation from
the other platforms that this feature is available.

On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 5:04 PM, James Jong <> wrote:

> I was looking at the Notification API and noticed that we have existing
> support for alert and confirm dialogs but do not have one for prompt.  I
> think it would good to add this missing function to the Notification API.
>  It seems a natural fit alongside the alert and confirm methods.
> To mirror the current dialogs in the Notification API, the js method would
> look something like:
> navigator.notification.prompt(message, promptCallback, [title],
> [buttonLabels])
> message: Dialog message to display (String)
> promptCallback: Callback to invoke with index of button pressed (1 or 2).
> (Function)
> title: Dialog title (String) (Optional, Default: "Prompt")
> buttonLabels: Comma separated string with button labels (String)
> (Optional, Default: "OK,Cancel")
> The goal would be to have this across all our supported platforms.  I
> would like to create a JIRA item and have sub-tasks for each platform.  I
> plan on contributing the code for iOS and Android.  I also will update
> mobile-spec tests and write the API documentation.
> My questions are:
> (1) Is this a reasonable addition to the Notification API?
> (2a) If so, can we initially have support for a few platforms and add more
> as we go along?
> (2b) Can we go ahead and publicly document the API or wait until we have
> support across the platforms?
> If we agree this is good to have, here's the summary of tasks I plan to
> proceed with:
> create a JIRA issue with sub-tasks for each platform
> contribute the code for iOS and Android
> add prompt tests to mobile-spec
> create the prompt API documentation
> Thoughts or comments?
> -James Jong

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