Widgets 1.0 Working Draft

In yet another significant win for the Web and Open standards, last week saw the release of the Widgets 1.0 Working Draft authored by Opera Software and the Queensland University of Technology.

This is a great first step but a long way to go!

As I write this, there is a clear momentum behind the Web.

By Web, I mean Open standards which include browsing, Widgets, RSS and so on. See Rich Web clients for a more complete definition of thin clients.

Like many others, I have been a huge fan of Widgets and especially in their potential to bridge Web and Mobile Web applications.

This development overcomes the problem of Widget fragmentation.

Watch this space!