Started to diagram the a high-level flow-chart of the Widget Processing Model for the Widgets 1.0 Spec using Visio. It is still early days, but hoping to submit it to the WAF Working Group soon for discussion. I’ve particularly focused on resolving the localization of content problem following the model used by Apple, Yahoo, and Microsoft. Opera does not support localization of their widgets through automated folder selection, which makes them the odd one out.
If you have comments, you can post them here or on the WAF public list (email@example.com). I’m also hoping to republish the Widgets 1.0 Requirements document within the next few weeks.
April was a pretty crazy month. I held a WAF Working Group meeting at QUT, left the HTML Working Group, and then took a week off to walk the Overland Track in Tasmania (flickr photos!).
The working group meeting went well despite the fairly average attendance: we only had six members attend. I had hoped that at least 10 people would show up. On the upside, I finally got to meet Cameron McCormack and Lachlan Hunt (two new Australian recruits to the WAF Working Group) and we got lots of stuff done. The other people who attended included Art Barstow (Nokia, the Working Group chair), Guido Grassel (Nokia), and the always entertaining Anne van Kesteren (see picture, on the left). The minutes of the meeting are publically available at the w3c.
The meeting centered around our current work:
And Anne van Kesteren gave a presentation to QUT staff and students about the future of HTML… HTML5. Continue reading April wrap up…
Today the W3C publicly announced the new HTML Working Group chartered to create the “next HTML standard with the active participation of browser vendors, software developers, and content designers”. I’ve signed up (you can too!) to participate in the working group, which should be lots of fun once the guys from WHAT-WG join.