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HTML5: Your visual blueprint™ for designing rich web pages and applications by Adam McDaniel

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INTRODUCING DESKTOP NOTIFICATIONS FOR CHROME

Using the Google Chrome web browser, it is possible to display a subtle notification pop-up window on the user’s desktop from your web application. This will enable you to get the user’s attention if your web application is running in the background and the user is focused on another program.

Currently, this Chrome-specific feature is not a part of any HTML5 specification. Its documentation is available at The Chromium Projects page at www.chromium.org/developers/design-documents/desktop-notifications/api-specification/, but it is subject to change the closer it gets to being accepted by the W3C.

There is a version of this API available at the W3C as an editor’s draft, meaning that it has not yet been ...

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