W3C Workshop on Web Applications

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The The W3C Workshop on Web Applications and Compound Documents took place earlier this week. My understanding of the purpose was to provide movers and shakers (as well as incumbents) an opportunity to direct W3 efforts. If you’ve got time, it’s worth looking over the agenda, where presentation slides have been published, to get a feel for what took place.

Some “key notes” seem to be;

– the W3 should focus of unifying and leveraging existing standards – make the whole greater than the sum of the parts
– beyond the browser: the web should “work” for wireless / handheld devices
– declarative XML user interface languages (e.g. XUL or XAML) are desirable

Dave Raggett’s New Directions for Web Applications (PDF) is particularly worth a glance. Dave wins the “keeping it real” award IMO, which is to be expected from the “inventor” of the HTML form tag. Also noteworthy is the Opera / Mozilla joint position paper – more on that @ Mozillazine.

Meanwhile Neil Deakin of XULPlanet delivers a reality check.

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Harry Fuecks is the Engineering Project Lead at Tamedia and formerly the Head of Engineering at Squirro. He is a data-driven facilitator, leader, coach and specializes in line management, hiring software engineers, analytics, mobile, and marketing. Harry also enjoys writing and you can read his articles on SitePoint and Medium.

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