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Re: Ringmark, Core Mobile, and the Financial Times

From: Scott Wilson <scott.bradley.wilson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:28:05 +0100
Cc: "public-coremob@w3.org" <public-coremob@w3.org>, "Robert Shilston" <robert.shilston@ft.com>, "Tobie Langel" <tobie@fb.com>
Message-Id: <7DFA10CA-9C11-455B-8725-913E81B1F94C@gmail.com>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>

On 11 Jun 2012, at 10:21, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> On Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:13:34 +0200, Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com> wrote:
> 
>> On 6/11/12 11:05 AM, "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> On Sun, 10 Jun 2012 23:03:36 +0200, Robert Shilston
>>> <robert.shilston@ft.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> 2) Ability to create home screen / chrome-less web apps without needing
>>>> 
>>>> native wrappers.  A combination of
>>>> https://people.mozilla.com/~anarayanan/webapps.html and the Fullscreen
>>>> API will help this.
>>> 
>>> Apart from lack of broad implementation (which is obviously a
>>> show-stopper for practical deployment of an app), do you have any
>>> comments about what widgets did wrong in this area?
>> 
>> Outside of the name? :-P
> 
> Seriously, I think the name turned people off - and while that seems silly it was also a real problem. I'd like to understand what other real problems existed in that technology stack, because I have found a lot of things it got right (other than deployment).

I was only partly joking when I suggested re-publishing the specs doing a search-replace of "widget" with "webapp"...

> (Feel free to redirect answers to the "public-native-web-apps@w3.org" <public-native-web-apps@w3.org> community group, BTW. In fact, I would encourage you to do that...)
> 
> cheers
> 
> -- 
> Charles 'chaals' McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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