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P+C implementation report: Widgeon

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 18:02:51 +0100
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To: public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>

I'm happy to report that the Widgeon project now passes all the P+C test suites as they exist today (see attached report).

I'd like to say that this is one nicely written spec that makes it easy for implementers to know what they need to do  a lot of the code is just done by following the steps. The test suite has good coverage, it helped us find several bugs. One thing that we found to be an issue is that URI/IRI-parsing libraries don't really validate IRIs or make it easy to do so, and so the requirement on some attributes to be valid IRIs may be overkill (especially since it doesn't seem to bring that much value).

Widgeon (http://code.google.com/p/widgeon/) is an open source, XULRunner-based implementation of P+C and Widget URIs. You can tinker with it if you know XULRunner. At this point in time only the source version is available, more easily usable builds will be made available later. Don't use it to run arbitrary widgets, its security has yet to be assessed fully.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/

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