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Re: [Widgets] Brief feedback

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 20:49:54 +0100
To: "Ed Voas" <voas@yahoo-inc.com>, public-appformats@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.titf1gev64w2qv@id-c0020>

On Fri, 10 Nov 2006 16:50:34 +0100, Ed Voas <voas@yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
>> * <application>, or
>> * <component>, or
>> * <about>, or
>> * <manifest>, or
>> * <metadata>, or
>> * <configuration>
>
> Hmm. In pondering this I also question the name of the file. Since
> this is metadata, I'm thinking it shouldn't even be called
> config.xml, but perhaps just manifest.xml.

It's not just metadata. For instance, the <height> and <width> elements  
set the initial size of the widget. Now I agree that they're not the most  
optimal solution for that, but it's the kind of information you might want  
to put in this file. As well as other information that's important for the  
widget.


> I can see it being used
> for metadata and packaging information that user agents can use to
> pull the Widget apart and start it up. That said, I am partial to
> <manifest>.


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Anne van Kesteren
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