ウィジェット 1.0 要求仕様

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Marcos Caceres, Opera Software
Mark Priestley, Vodafone

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This is the 6 March 2009 Second Last Call Working Draft version of the "Widgets 1.0: Requirements" document. The Last Call period ends on 12 October 2008. This version reflects over two years of gathering and refining requirements for the Widgets 1.0 family of specifications. The requirements were gathered by extensive consultation with W3C members and the public, via the Working Group's mailing lists (WAF archive, WebApps archive). The purpose of this Last Call is to give external interested parties a final opportunity to publicly comment on the list of requirements. The Working Group's goal is to make sure that vendor's requirements for Widgets are complete and have been effectively captured. The Widgets 1.0 family of specifications will set out to address as many requirements as possible (particularly the ones marked with the keywords MUST and SHOULD).
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A widget is an interactive single purpose application for displaying and/or updating local data or data on the Web, packaged in a way to allow a single download and installation on a user's machine or mobile device. A widget may run as a stand-alone application (meaning it can run outside of a Web browser), and it is envisioned that the kind of widgets being standardized by this effort will one day be embedded into Web documents. In this document, the runtime environment in which a widget is run is referred to as a widget user agent. Note that running widgets may be the specific purpose of a widget user agent, or it may be a mode of operation of a more generic user agent (e.g. a Web browser). A widget running on a widget user agent is referred to as an instantiated widget. Prior to instantiation, a widget exists as a widget resource. For more information and definitions related to widgets, see the Widget Landscape document.

As argued by the Widget Landscape document, there is currently no formally standardized way to author, package, digitally sign or internationalize a widget resource for distribution and deployment on the Web. In the widget space, although many successful widget user agents are now on the market, widgets built for one widget user agent are generally not able to run on any other widget user agent.

This document lists the design goals and requirements that specifications need to address in order to standardize how widgets are authored/scripted, digitally signed, secured, packaged and deployed in a way that is device independent, follows W3C principles, and is as interoperable as possible with existing market-leading user agents and existing Web browsers.

To be clear, this specification describes the requirements for installable/desktop or mobile widgets (akin to Apple's Dashboard, Opera Widgets, Opera Mobile Widgets. or Yahoo!'s Konfabulator Widgets). This document does not address the requirements of "web widgets", such as iGoogle Gadgets or Windows Live Gadgets, which are being specified by the Open Ajax Alliance's IDE Working Group. Please see the Widget Landscape document for a discussion on the differences between widgets and web widgets.