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Re: [widgets] Implementing Google Wave with W3C Widgets

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 20:34:11 +0200
Message-ID: <b21a10670906081134l6a3c46baved9a3501a6fde2b5@mail.gmail.com>
To: Scott Wilson <scott.bradley.wilson@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
2009/5/31 Scott Wilson <scott.bradley.wilson@gmail.com>:
> Hi everyone,
> Something that may be of interest if you've been following the announcement of Google Wave[1].
> Back in January we discussed our W3C Widgets implementation (Wookie[2]), and our extensions to cover shared states and collaboration[3], a demo of which we brought to the Paris F2F.
> Well, Google Wave has a very similar API to our own for adding collaborative Gadgets to waves[4], so we've implemented the draft API and mapped it onto our existing functionality. We then tested this by taking the Google Sample Wave Gadgets[5], and converting them to W3C Widgets (removing Gadget markup, and adding config.xml). We've then successfully deployed these using Wookie in a web application (see screenshot[6]).
> These work pretty much as demonstrated by Google, but using our existing Wookie codebase, which uses Comet to achieve synchronous updates between Widget instances.
> (You can see how the API calls work in the test harness widget on the left of the screenshot).
> This raises the question as to whether and how we want to progress the collaboration/shared state Widget extensions?

I've not looked at this enough to comment, but can you describe what
you have in mind in a bit more detail. Nice work on integrating the
Wave stuff so quickly, btw.

Marcos Caceres
Received on Monday, 8 June 2009 18:34:49 UTC

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