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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:

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 UTC

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