On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 6:25 AM, Wonsuk Lee wrote:

> Hi. Marcos.
> I think one of big benefit with manifest format is we can use hyperlink for 
> that. User can install a web app with manifest format, no need to visit a 
> site. So manifest can provide more smooth way of installation to user. They 
> can install apps via links in blogs, twitter, facebook, extra. What do you 
> think?
I think that use case is fine, but I think it might also be orthogonal to the 
manifest. You could also achieve the same thing by declaring in HTML that a 
link is to an installable application somehow (a@rel=“webapp” or some such).   

I want to be crystal clear - I’m not saying we don’t need the manifest, I just 
think that we need to better understand exactly what bits we need. I’m 
currently undertaking that research and will share it soon so more people can 
contribute to the discussion. Will likely do that as part of Web Mob [1].  

[1] http://www.w3.org/Mobile/IG/  

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