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Re: [widgets]

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 22 May 2011 19:51:29 -0400
Message-ID: <4DD9A181.9010502@w3.org>
To: Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>
CC: public-webapps@w3.org
Hi, Richard-

Depending on your timeline, this could be a v2 feature...

Any interest in following that up?

Regards-
-Doug

Marcos Caceres wrote (on 5/20/11 3:47 PM):
> On 5/20/11 5:19 PM, Richard Felton wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Hopefully this is the right place to ask this question.
>>
>> I'm looking at the possibility of using W3C widgets as a web-app
>> mechanism on an IP connected set-top box. I've had a look through the
>> specifications available and I can't see a way to pass launch parameters
>> to a widget. Is this possible or has it been ruled out for good reason?
>>
>> For example, if I want to write a branded media player application (in a
>> widget) it'd be useful if I could allow the set-top box user interface
>> to pass the identifier of the programme to be played into the widget.
>> Effectively I'm looking for a way for a widget to specify something
>> similar to command line options so that the launching entity can control
>> the state the widget starts up in.
>
> There is no standardized means to do this today, I'm afraid. However,
> you could either pre-generate the widget to contain such information, or
> acquire it from from the set top box through a http request. Another
> means might be to create a proprietary <feature>:
>
> <widget ...>
> <feature name="tv:startup">
> <param name="custom_config" value="{'a': 'b', 'c': 'd'}">
> <feature>
> </widget>
>
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