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Re: [widgets] Making config.xml mandatory

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2009 14:36:26 +0100
Message-ID: <49B51B5A.3010601@opera.com>
To: David Rogers <david.rogers@omtp.org>
CC: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>

On 3/9/09 2:19 PM, David Rogers wrote:
> Marcos,
> As mentioned in the F2F, this is one of the reasons you can see why you need to look at defining content types more closely - you need to decide what a widget 'is' otherwise we're potentially in trouble.
> I agree with Rainer's point about policy.

Well, this change defines a widget as:

  * zip file
  * has one config at root
  * config file has at least one tag (<widget>)
  * <widget> tag MUST be in widget namespace.
  * has one start file (either a default)

To complement the above, on the Web, a widget is also identified by its 
media type (applicaiton/widget) and on disk by its file extension (.wgt).

That's a widget :)

Kind regards,
Received on Monday, 9 March 2009 13:37:08 UTC

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