Fwd: Re: tigert's mockups and HTML

Alex Graveley alex at beatniksoftware.com
Wed Sep 22 00:11:52 EEST 2004

Hi Christian,

I strongly believe using XEMBED is the right solution here.  We should
take a hint from the success of the system tray spec.  

Also, it's not as though anyone is proposing to formalize in this spec a
set of gui guidelines around the content of the HTML/label-markup.  

So adding this to the spec is a way of saying ``just do whatever you
want, make it look however you want, but do it using this technology''. 
This gives no real benefit over saying ``just do whatever you want'',
and instead limits what people can accomplish.


On Tue, 2004-09-21 at 12:14, Christian Hammond wrote:
> Alternative thought: we could have a request which simply opens up a 
> window then docks arbitrary app-supplied widgetry using XEMBED into it. 
> The server manages window layout/stacking/animation, and the client 
> manages everything else.

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