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Re: [widget] technology/specification name

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:26:09 +0100
Message-ID: <4E036921.6070707@w3.org>
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
CC: public-webapps@w3.org, Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
In the webinos project [1] we are using installed vs hosted web apps.

On 23/06/11 15:58, Karl Dubost wrote:
> I do not want to start a name bikeshedding.
> The name doesn't bother me so far, but I have seen that comment again and again.
>
>      On Thu, 23 Jun 2011 14:06:24 GMT
>      In Bruce Lawson’s personal site : Installable web apps and interoperability
>      At http://www.brucelawson.co.uk/2011/installable-web-apps-and-interoperability/
>
>      Installable apps (in W3C parlance, Widgets – which
>      is a terrible name) allow authors to write apps
>      using HTML(5), CSS, JavaScript, SVG etc, and
>      package them up into a glorified Zip file with
>      some configuration details which can then be
>      installed on a computer.
>
> It seems that "extensions" or "addons" would be more cognitively connected with Web developers.
>
>      y'know, so terrible is the W3C “Widgets” name
>      that I didn't even think it referred to the
>      same thing as Chrome’s apps, et al.
>      — http://twitter.com/nevali/status/83866541388603392

[1] http://webinos.org/

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