Re: [Widgets] Widget Gallery RSS like sharing format

How about adopting OpenSearch response?

In fact, how about simply adopting OpenSearch in its entirety?


             Robin Berjon                                                  
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             Sent by:                  SUZANNE Benoit RD-SIRP-ISS          
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             03/11/2009 08:10          Re: [Widgets] Widget Gallery RSS    
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On Mar 11, 2009, at 14:14 , SUZANNE Benoit RD-SIRP-ISS wrote:
> I do not consider the following as a formal format proposition but
> as an input to open the discussion as it should probably be written
> in atom instead of RSS.

Yes, and it should introduce as few new elements as possible. Off the
top of my head:

<feed xmlns="" xml:lang="en">
  <title>Cool Widgets</title>
  <subtitle>For Your Phone</subtitle>
  <link href="" rel="self"/>
  <link href=""/>
    <name>Kjetil Dahut</name>

    <title>W3C LC Comment Generator</title>
    <link rel="enclosure" href="
lcgen.wgt" type='application/widget'/>
    <link rel="alternate" href="
    <link rel="" href="
    <summary>To make handling those pesky groups easier.</summary>
    <category term='web' label='Web Tools'/>

Of note:
   - the only extension to the base format is minting a new rel IRI
for screenshots;
   - I don't think we want anything describing the platform, this is
for W3C Widgets (and platform description would need something more
powerful than just a string anyway);
   - category as a number is meaningless to users, using a tag plus a
label is probably better;
   - I don't see the use case for including a version here (that's for
the Update spec);
   - I'm not convinced that there is strong value in supporting
download statistics and ratings;
   - there is probably some variant on the @rel that might have better
   - language has to be an ISO code.

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Received on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 15:46:08 UTC