[Design][Cosmo][Proposal] Subscribe/download .ics 'teaser'
mimi at osafoundation.org
Tue Dec 12 09:54:22 PST 2006
On Dec 12, 2006, at 7:58 AM, Brian Moseley wrote:
> On 12/11/06, Mimi Yin <mimi at osafoundation.org> wrote:
>> So, correct me if I'm wrong. We could get rid of the 'Download .ics'
>> option completely and just have a n 'Subscribe with calendar
>> application' option. If Subscribe fails because the user's calendar
>> app doesn't support webcal, they can at least download the calendar
>> to their desktop?
> i get the feeling that you're expecting "if subscribe fails, then xxx"
> to all happen in one step, but it can't.
> so let's say the user chooses to "subscribe with calendar app". this
> causes the browser to pop up a dialog with two options: 1) choose an
> application to handle files of type text/calendar or 2) save the file
> to disk. if the user chooses an application, the browser opens the
> application, hands it the file, and ducks out of the way. it has no
> way of knowing if the application can do anything with the file, and
> the application can't tell the browser anything. so there's no way for
> the browser to give the user a fallback option.
> i think this means that we probably still need an explicit ics
> download option.
ic the options 1 and 2 are offered simultaneously. okay.
>> I think even if the browser is handling the workflow for
>> subscribe...we want to provide CC's with access to the URLs. That
>> means we would want to give them access to the same Collection
>> Details dialog that users can see when they're logged in.
> how, specifically?
do you mean how, as in how would it look in the UI? I think we can
have the same little blue 'i' circle next to the collection name as
we do when the user is logged in.
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