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[widgets-reqs] re: Compatibility with other standards (comment 12) (was: Comments on http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-widgets-reqs-20070209)

From: Marcos Caceres <m.caceres@qut.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 14:56:39 +1000
Message-ID: <b21a10670705012156m2ca3124fg5eaa286c5268a102@mail.gmail.com>
To: bert@w3.org, "WAF WG (public)" <public-appformats@w3.org>

This is a response to Bert Bos' review [1] of the Widgets 1.0
Requirements document [2].

>   2. Design Goals
> COMMENT 12) Ad "Compatibility with other standards": I don't think this
> is a requirement on its own. It's subordinate to "ease of use." Ease of
> use can often be helped by building on the users' existing knowledge,
> including well-known standards, but that's just a rule of thumb, not a
> requirement.

The focus of this design goal was for the benefit of both vendors and
users. We feel that having them as separate design goals emphasizes
our commitment to using other standards AND making things as easy to
use as as possible for everyone (particularly for developers that
would need to work with the spec).

Marcos Caceres

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-appformats/2007Feb/0131.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-widgets-reqs-20070209/
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