Intent to experiment: Web Share API

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mcac...@mozilla.com

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Jun 30, 2019, 9:23:00 PM6/30/19
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Summary: Experiment with Web Share API to figure out if the current spec is implementable in Gecko/GeckoView. The specification defines an API for sharing text, links and other content to an arbitrary destination of the user's choice. The available share targets are either OS specific, or can be other websites that are registered as "Share Targets". Web-based Share Targets are not in scope right now - that's a different spec [1].

Bug:
DOM side - https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1312422
Android side - https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1402369

Link to Standards: https://wicg.github.io/web-share/
(This spec is migrating to the W3C's Web Platform WG in the next few weeks).

Platform coverage: Initially, Android (Fenix).

Estimated or target release: N/A

Preference behind which this will be implemented: dom.share

Is this feature enabled by default in sandboxed iframes? no

DevTools bug: N/A

Do other browser engines implement this?: Yes, WebKit, Blink. Shipping in Chrome for Android and Safari on both iOS and Desktop.

web-platform-tests: https://github.com/web-platform-tests/wpt/tree/master/web-share

Is this feature restricted to secure contexts? Yes


[1] https://wicg.github.io/web-share-target/

Michael de Boer

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Jul 1, 2019, 6:02:29 AM7/1/19
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Dale Harvey implemented native share functionality on Desktop before, which you can access through the meatball menu, inside the urlbar.
So if you’d like to go for parity across platforms, please feel free to reach out.

Best,

Mike.
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mcac...@mozilla.com

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Jul 4, 2019, 3:09:03 PM7/4/19
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> On 1 Jul 2019, at 20:02, Michael de Boer <mde...@mozilla.com> wrote:
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> Dale Harvey implemented native share functionality on Desktop before, which you can access through the meatball menu, inside the urlbar.
> So if you’d like to go for parity across platforms, please feel free to reach out.

That’s awesome to hear. Will definitely reach out.
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