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Palm webOS approach to HTML extensibility: x-mojo-* [issue-51 selfDescribingWeb-51]

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 12:31:49 -0600
To: www-tag@w3.org
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Just posted to the TAG blog:

  http://www.w3.org/blog/tag/
  http://www.w3.org/QA/2009/02/palm_webos_approach_to_html_ex.html


Palm webOS approach to HTML extensibility: x-mojo-*

I got pretty excited about the iPhone, and even more about the openness
of Android and the G1, and then I learn that the Palm Pre developer
platform is basically just the open web platform: HTML, CSS, and
JavaScript.

Just after the TAG declared victory on how to build The Self-Describing
Web with URI-based Extensibility and the mobile buzz at Web Directions
North, I get some details on how Palm is building on the open web
platform:

        A widget is declared within your HTML as an empty div with an
        x-mojo-element attribute.
          <div x-mojo-element="ToggleButton" id="my-toggle"></div>

Oh great; x- tokens... aren't those passe by now?

The suggestion in the HTML 5 draft is data-* attributes. The ARIA draft
suggests @role. The Palm design looks like new information for issue-41,
Decentralized-extensibility, in the HTML WG.

Anybody know how frozen the Palm design is? Or if they looked at ARIA,
data-* or URI-based namespaces?


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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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