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[Widgets] Restriction to index.html

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 10:45:42 +0100
Message-ID: <1035998035.20061115104542@w3.org>
To: public-appformats@w3.org

Hello public-appformats,

In the interesting Widget specification in section 2.2. Widget Files
http://www.w3.org/TR/widgets/#widget0

it says that an index.html is required.

This seems to preclude having an index.htm, index.xhtml, index.svg -
why are these ruled out? The following comment seems to indicate that
this is under review:

  Need to address other formats, such as SVG and XHTML, as well.
  Probably in a way by making this a whole lot more abstract, so that
  you can use any language you want.

I therefore suggest instead:

  index.<extension>
    The main document for the actual widget, and is displayed in a
    viewport whose main properties are established by the config.xml
    file. This document can reference external content,
    including, but not limited to scripts, CSS files and images the
    same way regular web pages can. The extension depends on the
    format, for example index.html or index.svg.

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 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Interaction Domain Leader
 Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
Received on Wednesday, 15 November 2006 09:45:55 GMT

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