Today I put in a request for the Widgets 1.0 Requirements to be republished by the W3C. I pretty much completely reworked every aspect of the document. I hope it’s much more clear now as to what is needed from the widgets 1.0 spec. Please send us feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s new in the document?
- Reworded abstract so it makes explicit reference to the widgets 1.0 spec
- Changed conformance model so everything is now informative except for sentences beginning with the label “normative:”.
- Derived new requirement for localization (R7)
- Derived a new requirement for automation of localization (r8)
- Reworded R12 in regards to digital signatures. Makes explicit references to supporting x509 certificates
- Removed superfluous sentences from introduction.
- Changed all developers to authors
- Fixed grammatical mistakes in section 1.1
- Cleaned up section 1.2
- Simplified some of the definitions 1.2.1 and them moved all the text to Section 1 after figure.
Simplified the standardizable aspects of a widget section
- Removed reduce fragmentation as a design goal in favor of “interoperability” as it was not possible to make a normative statement.
- Added a whole bunch of todo’s to design goals
- Added Accessibility as a design goal.
- Broke R4 into two requirements: r4 just deals with the ability to add/remove resources from a package, r5 deals with the spec mandating folders to have a particular purpose/semantic in the package
- r5 renamed from Internal Packaging Addressing to Addressing scheme.
- Added new requirement for proxy and socks
- And much more…