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How has the desktop notification in chat.stackoverflow.com been implemented?

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I think only balpha can answer it :) – Lucifer Aug 16 '12 at 7:32
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It uses the Web Notifications API. WebKit-based browsers already implement a vendor-prefixed version of it, i.e. window.webkitNotifications.

Fun fact: in Mountain Lion’s Safari 6, Web Notifications get displayed in Notification Center.

See browser support and some more info.

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Not sure if i.e. = Internet Explorer or For Example. – Lee Louviere Aug 28 '12 at 20:22
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@Xaade, it’s neither. i.e. = id est, meaning that is. IE is Internet Explorer. – Mathias Bynens Aug 29 '12 at 5:45

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