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

From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:41:53 -0800
Message-ID: <1cb725390902161041k75191614n37243a9086cb6633@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
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On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> wrote:
>
> 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?
>
>
> --
> Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
> gpg D3C2 887B 0F92 6005 C541  0875 0F91 96DE 6E52 C29E
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