Two Widgets Specifications Published: Widget Access Request Policy; Widget Interface
The Web Applications Working Group published two Widgets specifications today:
- A Candidate Recommendation of Widget Interface, which defines an application programming interface (API) for widgets that provides, among other things, functionality for accessing a widget's metadata and persistently storing data. W3C invites implementation of this specification; see the ongoing implementation report.
- A Proposed Recommendation of Widget Access Request Policy, which defines the security model controlling network access from within a widget, as well as a method for authors to request that the user agent grant access to certain network resources. Comments are welcome through 17 January 2012.
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