W3C widget configuration and packaging

Learn about the candidate specification for W3C widgets

From the developerWorks archives

Nathan Good

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: March 16, 2010

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) "Widget Packaging and Configuration" specification is currently in candidate recommendation status. The widgets, which can be used to provide rich Web application elements for mobile devices and Web sites, are an emerging technology to be used with Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). They are packaged as compressed (.zip) files and can be deployed in HTML files with a Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) type of application or widget. This article dives deeper into the specification, exploring how Web application developers can use it and what the benefits are.

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