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December 18, 2009

Apache Wookie passes W3C Widgets conformance

After a marathon code sprint Apache Wookie (Incubating) now passes all 166 W3C Widgets conformance tests, the third application to reach a 100% pass rate.

Two other applications - the Aplix Web Runtime engine and the BONDI reference implementation for Windows Mobile - have also been able to successfully pass all the conformance tests. Several others are also approaching a full pass rate, as can be seen on the W3C implementation report.

Not only is this good news for Wookie its also good news for W3C, as more successful implementation helps the progress of the specification. Also, open source implementations can also help other developers build interoperable applications by reusing code. I hope in future we'll be able to make the widget parser in Wookie distributable as a standalone library as well as part of the Wookie widget engine, to help with this process.

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