Linked by moondevil on Fri 15th Jul 2011 13:11 UTC
Internet & Networking "Apple participates in the Web Application Working Group. In application of the exclusion rights they have according to the W3C Patent Policy, Apple Inc. excluded Patent Nr. 7,743,336 and Patent Application 20070101146 from its Royalty Free commitment given upon joining the Web Applications Working Group. According to Apple Inc., both read on the Widget Access Request Policy Specification. Apple Inc.'s exclusion triggered a Patent Advisory Group (PAG). The PAG is using this page to collect links and hints to technology that may help to circumvent the patent. This information may be useful to help the Web Applications Working Group to design around the excluded patent and allow for a Royalty Free Widget Access Request Policy Specification."
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Why is W3C if doing this?
by cranfordio on Fri 15th Jul 2011 21:50 UTC
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2005-11-10

I thought the W3C was to create standards for the web? Why are they implementing security measures for widgets to access network and/or file system resources? Shouldn't this be something the OS manufacturer (i.e. Apple) implements into their OS, not web standards.

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