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Request for Comments on Widgets 1.0 Requirements Last Call WD

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 16:44:21 -0400
Message-Id: <7C340ACF-237C-4190-A171-60ACC034AF8B@nokia.com>
Cc: Marcos Caceres <m.caceres@qut.edu.au>
To: public-wsc-wg@w3.org

Mez, WSC WG,

On June 25 the Web Applications WG published a Last Call Working  
Draft of the Widgets 1.0 Requirements document:

[[
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-widgets-reqs-20080625/>
Abstract: This document lists the design goals and requirements that  
a specification would need to address in order to standardize various  
aspects of widgets. Widgets are small client-side Web applications  
for displaying and updating remote data, that are packaged in a way  
to allow download and installation on a client machine, mobile phone,  
or mobile Internet device. Typical examples of widgets include  
clocks, CPU gauges, sticky notes, battery-life indicators, games, and  
those that make use of Web services, like weather forecasters, news  
readers, email checkers, photo albums and currency converters.

Introduction: A widget is an interactive single purpose application  
for displaying and/or updating local data or data on the Web,  
packaged in a way to allow a single download and installation on a  
user's machine or mobile device. A widget may run as a stand alone  
application (meaning it can run outside of a Web browser), or may be  
embedded into a Web document. In this document, the runtime  
environment on which a widget is run is referred to as a widget user  
agent and a running widget is referred to as an instantiated widget.  
Prior to instantiation, a widget exists as a widget resource. For  
more information about widgets, see the Widget Landscape document.
]]

We would appreciate any comments your WG has on this LC document,  
especially those requirements relevant to your WG's domain/scope. The  
comment period ends 1 August 2008.

-Regards, Art Barstow
Received on Thursday, 26 June 2008 20:47:31 GMT

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