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Re: widgets feedback

From: Marcos Caceres <m.caceres@qut.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 14:56:49 +1000
Message-ID: <4557FB11.9020303@qut.edu.au>
To: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>
CC: public-appformats@w3.org

Hi Robert,
You raise a really good point about the realities of retaining a 
text-only content model. I will note this as an issue in the next draft. 
I also share your concerns about "the semantic drift". I will look 
further to see how this is being addressed by current solutions. If you 
have any further suggestions, I would really like to hear them.


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WAPF-REQ/#appendix_manifest

Robert Sayre wrote:
> It's not clear why you need a new XML format for config. It seems
> rather optimistic to assume that a format almost identical to RSS/Atom
> entries will retain a text-only content model. That is how RSS2
> started out.
> Won't be long before you see
> <description>My &lt;b&gt;awesome&lt;/b&gt; new extension!</description>
> All of the widget platforms will have to ship a feed parser anyway.
> Use a content model identical to an Atom Entry or RSS2 Item, so we
> don't get another title/link/description format and accompanying
> semantic drift. It occurs to me that a feed of widgets might be neat.
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