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Re: [widgets] Widget modes

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 17:41:06 +0000
Message-ID: <b21a10670901290941g668b3f6cqec046d9a6f07d0e9@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jon Ferraiolo <jferrai@us.ibm.com>
Cc: SUZANNE Benoit RD-SIRP-ISS <benoit.suzanne@orange-ftgroup.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>

Hi Jon,
On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 5:11 PM, Jon Ferraiolo <jferrai@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> It would be good if the Widgets spec was careful to study potential
> conflicts with similar attributes in Google/OpenSocial Gadgets and OpenAjax
> Metadata. Google Gadgets has:
> OpenSocial/Google Gadgets:
> <content view="canvas|profile|home|preview">
> * http://code.google.com/apis/gadgets/docs/ui.html#views
> * http://code.google.com/apis/gadgets/docs/reference/#gadgets.views.ViewType
> OpenAjax:
> <content view="default|edit|help|insert">
> *
> http://www.openajax.org/member/wiki/OpenAjax_Mashable_Widgets#view_attribute
> Over at OpenAjax Alliance, we are in the process of examining our spec for
> web widgets to align better with Google Gadgets. There is a good chance we
> will change our 'view' attribute to re-use the same keywords as
> OpenSocial/Google Gadgets when used for the same purpose. The W3C doesn't
> have to do that since there are different namespaces for the different XML
> vocabularies anyway, but at least it makes sense to spend a little time
> studying what's happening at OpenSocial and OpenAjax to see if it makes
> sense to attempt to share the same markup.

Thanks for the heads up. We are currently drafting a requirement
around this (and will certainly consider both Google's and OAA's
solutions to this problem). We will post the requirement for review to
the list once it is ready. However, a first glance, both Google's and
OAA's don't seem to suit our requirements.

Marcos Caceres
Received on Thursday, 29 January 2009 17:49:01 UTC

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