[uf-discuss] Widgetbox thinks outside the box...
chris.messina at gmail.com
Mon Aug 7 09:05:17 PDT 2006
Yes, but you can actually choose to export valid XHTML as an
alternative. You're not constrained to Dojo markup.
Additionally, you can add the Dojo namespaces to help your Dojo pages
validate, though I admit that that's far from ideal
On 8/4/06, David Janes <davidjanes at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dojo , a popular AJAX library, uses something even more XHTML
> unfriendly for its widget inclusion:
> <div id="..." dojoType="<DojoWidgetName>" widgetId="<ID>"
> Regards, etc...
>  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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