[Proposal] Setting up to add items to Chandler Hub remotely Re:
[Chandler-dev] Why is sometimes hard to dump a thought into Chandler?
jeffrey at osafoundation.org
Fri Feb 15 15:41:54 PST 2008
> 1. Select widget from gallery (see mockup
> - http://chandlerproject.org/Notes/WebWidgetsMockups)
> 2. Login
I'm a little confused, you mean login to the hub, right?
> 3. Set options:
> Add notes to your Chandler Hub account from:
> [ ] iGoogle homepage
> [x] Yahoo homepage
> User name: [ ]
> Password: [ ] Add | Remove
Are you saying you'd like Chandler Hub users to enter their Google or
Yahoo passwords and have our code go and add a widget to their homepage
I think this would be pretty hard to do, since Google and Yahoo don't
really want people to do this, so they don't provide APIs, anything we
did like this would rely on screenscraping and wouldn't be very
reliable. It's also generally bad form for one service to ask for
another service's password. I realize Facebook does it, but I don't
think it's a good idea for us.
We can, however, provide a link to our widget on these services. Users
might have to manually re-enter their Hub username/password once they
get there, so I realize it's more work, but I think that's probably the
best we can do. Does that seem reasonable?
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