[webcomponents] writing some pages that use webcomponents, and blogging along the way

Hey all,

I've been playing with web components and custom elements for a bit,
blogging about my understanding of it at
http://pomax.nihongoresources.com/index.php?entry=1364168314 and
writing a demo for the Mozilla "webmaker" dev group to see what we can
do with them, which is hosted at

This demo has a stack of custom elements that all "tack onto" a media
element on the page, if there is one, with two pages, one with a media
element, the other with an image instead, but identical code outside
of that difference, using the components defined in

One thing we're wondering about how to play with is self-documenting
components. Was there already work done on this, or has anyone else
already played with that idea? Right now we've hardcoded the
documentation as plain HTML, trying to come up with a nice way of
autogenerating it by having some JS that checks whether the components
were loaded as "the document itself" and if so, generate the
documentation from the <element> definitions, but finding a clean way
to include a general description as well as attribute documentation is
tricky. If anyone has good ides for doing this, I'd be delighted to
hear from you!

Also, if there's anything on those pages that we did "wrong", or that
can be done better, I'd also love to hear from you. These things feel
like game-changers, and making things that use components and custom
elements is proving extremely fun =)

- Mike "Pomax" Kamermans

Received on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 18:49:06 UTC