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Re: widgets feedback

From: Ed Voas <voas@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 09:37:15 -0800
Message-ID: <4558AD4B.8040808@yahoo-inc.com>
To: public-appformats@w3.org

I'm not sure how this fits, but in our version of this, we were planning 
to allow multiple icons...

<icon size="128">myIcon.png</icon>
<icon size="256">myIconBIG.png</icon>

How would that fit into an RSS solution? I'm curious because it actually 
sounds quite interesting.

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.
Received on Monday, 13 November 2006 17:38:54 UTC

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