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Re: Widgets - WARP, Widgets Updates and Digital Signatures

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 13:53:49 +0200
Message-ID: <4C989CCD.5030908@opera.com>
To: nathan@webr3.org
CC: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "Nilsson, Claes1" <Claes1.Nilsson@sonyericsson.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>

On 9/20/10 7:09 PM, Nathan wrote:
> Arthur Barstow wrote:
>> On 9/20/10 9:15 AM, ext Marcos Caceres wrote:
>>> Widgets are just a simple packaging format with
>>> a fairly simple API for storing stuff and getting some metadata.
>> Every time I read one of these discussions I lament the decision to
>> change the original name of the spec "Web Application Packaging
>> Format" [WAPF] to "widgets".
> What's the fundamental difference between a Widget and a Web
> Application? What's the distinction?

See discussion in


> I guess I'm asking if what I think of a "Web Application"
> (HTML5+webapps+js etc) is different in some way to what a "Widget" is,
> perhaps different use-cases / implementations in mind when these specs
> were written?

If the above don't help, I'll send you a copy of my PhD on widgets.

Marcos Caceres
Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 21 September 2010 11:54:38 UTC

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