- From: Michal Hruby <michal mhr gmail com>
- To: wm-spec-list gnome org, nepomuk kde org
- Subject: _NEW_WM_CURRENT_URI
- Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 09:47:34 +0200
lately we've seen more interest in semantic desktop, and one thing we're
missing is a standardized way to determine what document(-s) is an
application working with (see  for more background info).
Nepomuk guys are already starting to use special DBus service to which
supported apps talk, and we in Zeitgeist are also using plugins for
various apps to tell us which resource they use.
Therefore I suggest adding new X property where windows would indicate
which resource is currently opened inside them and update this property
when another document is opened or tab with different document is
There were also suggestions to make this property a list of uris, but
I'm still not convinced this is a good idea - we shouldn't automatically
assume that all uris opened in an app are related to each other (see
people using lots of tabs in browsers, never-ending list of uris for
This will also allow implementing document-based pagers to push the
limits of current application-based ones.
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