[whatwg] More thoughts about custom widgets

Dean Edwards dean at edwards.name
Tue Nov 23 10:52:02 PST 2004

Olav Junker Kjær wrote:
> Jim Ley wrote:
>> but as these user agents are all going to be needed to be updated
>> to support WF2, I really don't see the point - what you propose is 
>> already perfectly possible, but no-one's doing it because it's ugly
>>  and non-trivial to avoid namespace collisions etc.  XBL goes a
>> good way to solving these issues, it really does seem stupid to do
>> anything that fills the gap between what we have now and XBL.
> I agree that something like XBL is the long-term solution to this 
> kind of extensibility.

so do i. let's not introduce something that will become redundant in the
not too distant future. it seems to me that the point of WF2 is to
encapsulate the various javascript solutions that are already out there. 
let XBL (and HTCs) enable extendibility as is intended.


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