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Re: ISSUE-237 (Define Mobile Web Applications): What is the definition of a "

From: Jeff Sonstein <jeffs@it.rit.edu>
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 16:22:06 -0500
To: public-bpwg@w3.org
Message-Id: <892DFFFE-2046-4D49-8251-74A166646414@it.rit.edu>
Cc: Magnus Lönnroth <magnus.lonnroth@ericsson.com>, "Scheppe, Kai-Dietrich" <k.scheppe@telekom.de>

On Feb 23, 2008, at 10:18 AM, public-bpwg@w3.org wrote:

> All of these things are capable of consuming data expressed in HTML  
> and javascript.

that seems to me to be the key point...
data expressed as HTML or some XML variant
and using W3C technologies for dealing w that data
include DOM (data model)
and CSS (view) and
Javascript/ECMAScript (controller)

one of the exciting thing about
"webapps" and "widgets"
to my students
is that the two both use
the same technologies as generic Web pages...
they just use them in different run-time contexts
so they (the students) can apply the same knowledge
to building within both run-time contexts now...
on the desk-/palm-top or within the browser

one of the exciting things about
"webapps" and "widgets"
to me as a teacher
is the zillions of people who
already know how to build them
(and just do not realize that yet)

USD 0.02 from jeffs

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