[whatwg] Web widgets

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Oct 8 22:36:42 PDT 2007

On Wed, 7 Jun 2006, Benjamin Smedberg wrote:
> A couple weeks ago I was at XTech and talked with some Opera developers 
> about the possibility of standardizing a method of doing "web widgets" 
> similar to the current Opera widgets (and somewhat similar to Dashboard 
> widgets). I am planning on implementing a similar widget functionality 
> for mozilla-based browsers and wanted to share a common API that web 
> developers could count on for multiple browsers. [...]
> If/when agreement about widget APIs is reached, should these be included 
> in the Web Applications spec?

The W3C WebAPI working group is working on Widgets, so I'm going to punt 
on this as far as the HTML5 spec is concerned. Let me know if there's 
anything that you still think belongs in HTML5 about this.

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