The alliance’s second-generation initiatives will focus on secure mashups. OpenAjax Hub 1.1 will add support secure mashups, publish/subscribe across browser frames, and publish/subscribe between clients and servers (including Comet-based communications). A complementary second initiative, OpenAjax Metadata, will define industry standard Ajax library metadata that will be used by Ajax developer tools (i.e., IDEs) and mashup editors to create improved user experiences. OpenAjax Metadata will define:
- Standard XML metadata for â€œwidgetsâ€, where widgets can be either the various UI controls found in Ajax toolkits or can be mini-applications such as Google Gadgets that can be used as components within a mashup. This metadata will allow Ajax IDEs to auto-populate widget palettes and property editors.
The alliance also will provide open source transcoders that allow existing proprietary widget/gadget technologies, such as Google Gadgets, to work with Hub 1.1 and OpenAjax Metadata, plus an open source mini mashup framework that leverages OpenAjax Hub 1.1 and OpenAjax Metadata. Early versions of these open source initiatives can be found at the OpenAjax Alliance project at Sourceforge.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:13 am