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Re: [widgets] dropping screenshot

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 10:21:24 -0400
Message-Id: <63C447BA-36E4-40AA-8D24-60D7E25A74D2@nokia.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
To: ext Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
I generally support with this proposal but would add that this  
functionality be added to the widgets v2 list [1].

All - please send your comments on this proposal by April 23 at the  

-Regards, Art Barstow

[1] <http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/wiki/Widgets2_UC%26R>

On Apr 16, 2009, at 9:05 AM, ext Marcos Caceres wrote:

> After discussions with Josh and Arve, I would like to propose that we
> drop the screenshot element. The rationales for the decision are:
>   * screenshots bloat the package,
>   * and screenshots are never used when the widget is instantiated.
>   * Also, there is no way to identify on which platform the screenshot
> of the widget was taken on. This is an issue because a UA may render
> form elements used by a widget differently from one platform to  
> another.
> Authors will want to show what a widget looks like when running on a
> platform. To show this, authors should provide distributors/galleries
> with platform specific screenshots. Having a bunch of screenshots  
> in the
> package may confuse/mislead users in believing the widget will
> look/behave in some particular way, which may not be true on some
> platforms.
> Kind regards,
> Marcos
Received on Saturday, 18 April 2009 14:22:21 UTC

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