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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Work in progress: Reflections on reusable widgets

Just thinking out loud and sharing some ideas. The reason i'm doing so is to get feedback on twitter or through comments. I have no clue yet how powerfull existing widgets out there currently are so i'd like to get more insight from people who do. And i think the high level ideas from below widget definition speak more then words.


  1. I suggest you explain what exactly you'd like to find out. I didn't get your question for now. Do you mean some definite widgets or all in general by 'existing widgets out there'?

    IMHO, you can implement a widget realizing any reasonable functiolity you want if there is a datasource that can provide required data.

  2. Hi Ivan,

    I was informed about W3C widgets specification and the OpenSocal widgets. But I have a few questions regarding these specs:
    - can you easily compose widgets
    - do they support higher-order declarations
    - can you fetch data cross-domain
    - can you only host them on specific sites