NOTE: This document is no longer maintained because the Web Applications Working Group was closed in October 2015 and its deliverables transferred to the Web Platform Working Group.
This document includes information about WebApp's Widget Embedding deliverable which is briefly defined in the charter as:
- Widgets Embedding: a mechanism to allow embedding of packaged applications within other Web content, such as referencing via the HTML object element.
For the context of this deliverable, a widget can be: a packaged web application à la Widget Packaging and Configuration that may be stalled as a stand-alone application or embedded in some container such as a Web browser or chrome-less Web run-time engine; a set of resources that can be packaged (in some way other than the ZIP and XML manifest defined in P&C) and installed in a Web browser; something else. In other words, the scope and definition of widget in this context is still very much a Work In Progress ...
Resources related to the general topic of Widgets, Web Application Packaging and Web Application Embedding (alphabetical order):
- Articles and Blogs
- Chrome Apps: Formats: Manifest Files
- Converting Chrome Installed Web Apps into W3C Widgets; blog by Scott Wilson; 17-Feb-2011
- Formats: Manifest Files; Chrome Extensions
- Google: Installable Web Apps
- Extensions, Packaged Apps, and Hosted Apps in the Chrome Web Store
- MDN-> Doc Center -> Open Web Applications
- Mozilla Labs
- Blogs, News, etc.
- Prototype of an Open Web App Ecosystem
- HTML Resource Packaging; Justin Lebar
Threads on various mail lists
Discussions threads on public-webapps related to the general subject of widget embedding (most recent thread first):
- running widgets in a regular web page; 26-Nov-2010; Peter Dekkers
- Mozilla Open Apps; 20-Oct-2010; Mike Hanson; Mozilla Labs
- Chrome manifest vs. W3C Widget config.xml; 27-May-2010; Lachlan Hunt
- Installable web apps; 24-May-2010; Aaron Boodman; WHATWG list
- Zip vs GZip Tar; 28-Apr-2010; Gregg Tavares
Use Cases and Requirements
ToBeWritten; See Widgets v2 list
Currently, WebApps has not done any specification work for this deliverable.