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Widgets 1.0 Suggestions [WD-widgets-20061109]

From: Andrew Lenart <posterandrewlenart@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 02:18:58 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20061122101858.52453.qmail@web53314.mail.yahoo.com>
To: public-appformats@w3.org

Dear Anne and Marcos,

I suggest that section 2.5 (File Extension) should say
that, in an environment where a file extension rather than
a content-type is used to indicate the media type, the
recommended file extension is '.widget'.

In section 3:
A DTD is probably appropriate.
How about a link to info about the widget, not just the
author?
Why shouldn't the icon be in JPEG format, or
image/invented-next-year format, for that matter?
My guess is that you'll end up allowing an external link
for the icon (w3.org/TR/webarch, section 4.4), although you
might recommend an internal link.
Your 'id' element is (intended to be) much more unique than
just within the XML document; since the attribute name 'id'
is frequently used for the latter, I suggest a different
name.

Also, won't there be cases where the initial dimensions of
the widget should be determined by the environment, rather
than by the widget itself?

Yours sincerely,
Andrew Lenart


 
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