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Re: [widgets] dropping screenshot

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2009 17:06:47 +0200
Message-ID: <b21a10670904190806s2e462b8dve6bb7ca20c8a930b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Priestley, Mark, VF-Group" <Mark.Priestley@vodafone.com>
Cc: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Ok, all mentions of screenshot are gone from the spec.  Added
<screenshot> to V2 feature list on Wiki.

Kind regards,

On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 9:57 PM, Priestley, Mark, VF-Group
<Mark.Priestley@vodafone.com> wrote:
> Vodafone supports the proposal to drop screenshots from v1 of the
> Widgets specifications.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mark
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: public-webapps-request@w3.org
>>[mailto:public-webapps-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Arthur Barstow
>>Sent: 18 April 2009 15:21
>>To: ext Marcos Caceres
>>Cc: public-webapps
>>Subject: Re: [widgets] dropping screenshot
>>
>>I generally support with this proposal but would add that this
>>functionality be added to the widgets v2 list [1].
>>
>>All - please send your comments on this proposal by April 23
>>at the latest.
>>
>>-Regards, Art Barstow
>>
>>[1] <http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/wiki/Widgets2_UC%26R>
>>
>>
>>On Apr 16, 2009, at 9:05 AM, ext Marcos Caceres wrote:
>>
>>> After discussions with Josh and Arve, I would like to
>>propose that we
>>> drop the screenshot element. The rationales for the decision are:
>>>
>>>   * screenshots bloat the package,
>>>   * and screenshots are never used when the widget is instantiated.
>>>   * Also, there is no way to identify on which platform the
>>screenshot
>>> of the widget was taken on. This is an issue because a UA may render
>>> form elements used by a widget differently from one platform to
>>> another.
>>> Authors will want to show what a widget looks like when running on a
>>> platform. To show this, authors should provide
>>distributors/galleries
>>> with platform specific screenshots. Having a bunch of screenshots in
>>> the package may confuse/mislead users in believing the widget will
>>> look/behave in some particular way, which may not be true on some
>>> platforms.
>>>
>>> Kind regards,
>>> Marcos
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>



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Marcos Caceres
http://datadriven.com.au
Received on Sunday, 19 April 2009 15:07:49 GMT

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