Re: [widgets] Comments on the 22-Dec-2008 LCWD of the Widgets 1.0: P&C spec

Hi Art,
On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 2:18 PM, Arthur Barstow <> wrote:
> Does the P&C spec include any normative assertions that create a dependency
> on the API & Events spec? I just made a quick scan of the P&C's latest ED
> and I did not find any any such statements.
> If there are no such dependencies - and my expectation is there should not
> be - then, SHOULD in the second sentence above is the strongest statement
> that can be made. Any of: using MAY, making the statement as non-normative
> text, or removing it altogether would be appropriate if there is no such a
> dependency.
> If there is such a dependency, then that's probably a bug we need to
> discuss.

Ok, I see your point. We do not have any dependencies that I can think of.

However, please allow me to explain my rationale for that section as I
still feel it is important. The Widget User Agent section of the P&C
spec defines what a widget specs and other specs (e.g., gif, jpg, etc)
need  to be brought together to create a "widget user agent". So, in a
sense, this section is unrelated to the P&C spec; but it needs to be
stated somewhere. Ideally, we would have had a Widgets 1.0
Core/Umbrella specification where things like this would be defined,
but the P&C spec has taken that role.

I feel strongly that what specs constitute a widget user agent needs
to be defined somewhere (as well as which are required and which are
not). I'm unsure as to how to proceed here.

Kind regards,
Marcos Caceres

Received on Saturday, 31 January 2009 14:44:08 UTC