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Re: [widgets] Open Ajax Alliance

From: José Manuel Cantera Fonseca <jmcf@tid.es>
Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2008 13:28:23 +0100
To: Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>, Jon Ferraiolo <jferrai@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "public-appformats@w3.org (public)" <public-appformats@w3.org>
Message-id: <477B8367.8000405@tid.es>

Marcos, Jon,

Happy New Year!!

I was wondering why the OOA and the W3C are working on different specs 
regarding Widget descriptors, differentiating between "desktop widgets" 
and "web widgets". Perhaps I don't understand well the issue but at 
first sight I think that there should be only one Widget Descriptor 
format, which of course, could be extended to address the needs of 
different communities. But at least, the baseline should be common, 
shouldn't it?

Best Regards

Marcos Caceres escribió:
> Hi,
> During the previous face 2 face meeting in Boston, Jon Ferraiolo of
> the Open Ajax Alliance demonstrated a widget proposal and a set of
> adapters which may be of interest to the working group. The OAA specs
> are more closely aligned with "web widgets" (akin to iGoogle gadgets)
> rather than "desktop widgets".  However, there is plenty of potential
> for cross-pollination of ideas between the groups. Please see in
> particular:
>
> http://www.openajax.org/member/wiki/images/e/e8/OpenAjaxWidgets_IBM_20071019.pdf
> http://www.openajax.org/member/wiki/IDE_Widget_Metadata_Strawman_Proposal
>
> Kind regards,
> Marcos
>
> ps: this closes ACTION-142 [1].
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/06/tracker/waf/actions/142
>
>   
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