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

Kevin Lawver kevin at lawver.net
Fri Aug 4 05:02:51 PDT 2006

I still need to write down the parsing rules for ModuleT and put them on 
the wiki (among other things).  I'll try to reach out to them and see 
what they have to say.

Kevin Lawver

Chris Messina 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."
> Perhaps we should tell them.
> Chris

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