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Re: [widgets] Public keys in widgets URI scheme?

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 20:43:14 +0200
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Message-Id: <B0441979-5D36-4174-82CE-7346DE0EEE67@w3.org>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
The notion seems to be that an "instance" of a widget can survive  
several invocations -- e.g., the Luxembourg weather widget I run today  
is the same "instance" as the Luxembourg weather widget I ran before  
the last reboot, but a different "instance" from the one that shows me  
the Boston weather.

Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>

On 27 May 2009, at 20:37, Adam Barth wrote:

> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org> wrote:
>> While I really like the "public-key-as-origin" idea, I wonder  
>> whether the
>> most conservative path for the current round of widget  
>> specifications isn't
>> to just stick to the random per-instance (!) origin, and relax later.
> Do widgets not plan to make use of localStorage?  This seems useful,
> for example, in a weather widget, to store the list of ZIP codes that
> the user wants to see the weather for.  With a random per-instance
> origin, the widget won't be able to access its localStorage from its
> last invocation.
> Adam
Received on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 18:43:20 UTC

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