Friday, February 16th, 2007>p>Marcos Caceres is the editor of the Widgets 1.0 Requirements from the W3C (mentioned previously).
Following the publication of the W3C Widgets 1.0 standard the W3C’s WAF working group has republished a requirements document for Widgets 1.0. The new document attempts to embrace the movement towards making widget engines available on mobile devices and the opportunities that opens up.
We asked Marcos what this is all about:
As it’s a requirements document, it is really an open call to the community to give us feedback on what they would want to see in the final spec. In particular, we are looking for suggestions on what parts of the Widget APIs should be standardised.
Personally speaking, I guess cool things include standardising how services on a device are accessed. Services include things like the camera, SMS, voice, and location information to make widgets which are more personable and location-aware. Another aspect that we are looking at is what kind of security model we put around widgets; the key being to have a model that allows developers the flexibility to do interesting things like mash-ups but not to be overly restrictive and not to put both the user and the device at risk.
Let the community know your thoughts.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:13 am