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.
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Wednesday May 26th, 2004 12:26 PM
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The problem is that the position papers talking about SVG as an application language are talking about SVG 1.2, not SVG 1.0.
Mozilla and Opera are suggesting that the application layer (I/O, databases, etc) be separated from the presentation layer (HTML, CSS, SVG), and that the latter should be such that mixed documents are possible, that you can use pure or at worst slightly modified (X)HTML with the application layer, etc.