[uf-discuss] Widgetbox thinks outside the box...

David Janes davidjanes at gmail.com
Fri Aug 4 03:54:49 PDT 2006

Dojo [1], a popular AJAX library, uses something even more XHTML
unfriendly for its widget inclusion:

<div id="..." dojoType="<DojoWidgetName>" widgetId="<ID>"

Regards, etc...

[1] http://dojotoolkit.org/

On 8/4/06, Chris Messina <chris.messina at gmail.com> wrote:
> ...and develops YAWS (yet another widget syntax).
> One that looks like this: <wbx:keywords xmlns:wbx="urn:wbx" value="tech" />
> Here's how a "user" might create a "smart blog" post:
> http://beta.widgetbox.com/docs/smartblogs/
> Essentially, from what I can tell, they use JS to go in and replace
> the <wbx /> instances with iframes that pull content from the
> WidgetBox site (according to this:
> http://forums.widgetbox.com/viewtopic.php?id=13).
> While they support rel-tag, they seem to have dispensed with the
> microformats concept after that.
> Any thoughts on this? I contacted them to get their side -- seems a
> pity that they wouldn't try working on the hWidget spec if they're
> aware of it, given what they say on their homepage: "This is a work in
> progress. We certainly need more documentation, more widgets, and more
> assistance putting widgets on blogs. Please let us know what we need
> most."

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