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[whatwg] More thoughts about custom widgets

From: Olav Junker Kjr <olav@olav.dk>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 18:02:35 +0100
Message-ID: <41A36D2B.6050309@olav.dk>
Jim Ley wrote:
 > Why not just require XBL, what's the point of all this customization,
 > when XBL already has the ability?

My intention was that it should be possible (and relatively easy) to 
write cross-platform widgets which would hook into the WF2 
implementation in any browser that supported WF2.

Cross-browser basically means vanilla javascript (and DOM level 0.5) - 
no htc, xbl, scriptlets or other browser-specific extension mechanisms, 
as cool as they may be. (Of course an extension model should not exclude 
people from using platform-specific extensions if they wish.)

Olav Junker Kj?r
Received on Tuesday, 23 November 2004 09:02:35 UTC

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