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What can a toolbar do? (was RE: [caplet] A Good Outcome)

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  • Freeman, Tim
    ... That would be a good way to avoid the latency, if it works. Does anyone know what sort of functionality can be delivered that way? ... Tim Freeman Email:
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 19 1:58 PM
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      >I am thinking that in the short tern it could be provided by popular
      >extensions, such as Google's and Yahoo's toolbars. This would
      allow us
      >to shortcircuit much of the latency of software
      distribution.

      That would be a good way to avoid the latency, if it works.  Does anyone know what sort
      of functionality can be delivered that way?
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      From: caplet@yahoogroups.com [mailto:caplet@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Douglas Crockford
      Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 09:33
      To: caplet@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [caplet] A Good Outcome

      We have the Mashup, which is the most interesting innovation in
      programming in years. But as practiced in the web browser, it is
      insecure. There is a clear need for a mechanism that allows components
      to discover each other and communicate without giving up all of their
      secrets.

      There is interesting work being done on this at a lot of places,
      including Microsoft, IBM, HP, Google, and Yahoo.

      What I would like to do here is to pool this work, and come up with a
      fully minimally adequate solution that can connect mashible components
      wherever they may be.

      I'm thinking that it could connect desktop widgets with pages, and
      even services on other servers. It could connect Air with Silverlight.
      It could mash up everything.

      It could be a service offered by browsers or by operating systems. I
      am thinking that in the short tern it could be provided by popular
      extensions, such as Google's and Yahoo's toolbars. This would allow us
      to shortcircuit much of the latency of software distribution.

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