Mozilla Foundation and Opera Software Describe Joint Vision for Web Application Framework
Tuesday May 25th, 2004
The Mozilla Foundation and Opera Software have published a paper outlining their vision for Web applications. The paper, submitted in preparation for next week's W3C Workshop on Web Applications and Compound Documents, describes a device-independent Web application framework based on HTML and backwards-compatible with existing Web content. The two organisations are keen to get parts of this framework in place soon to prevent a single-vendor solution (see Microsoft's position paper) becoming dominant. Co-author Ian "Hixie" Hickson's provides more insight in a recent weblog post on the matter.
#2 This proposal doesn't seem enough.
Wednesday May 26th, 2004 2:20 AM
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Yeah, I had a read of this article when I noticed the link n Mozillazine a few days back. To be honest I'm not sure it's all that great a direction to take. Basically from what I gathered they are proposing 'Keep it simple' as the way forward. Which is a nice idea but can you really build next generation web apps if you can't even draw to a canvas? Some would argue that you can indeed do some great stuff and that's very true, but standards agreed now will be in place for many years to come.