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Apple Tangles with W3C Over Widget Spec

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Apr 8, 2009, 8:54 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

The World Wide Web Consortium's attempt to create a specification for mobile widgets has run into a roadblock in the shape of Apple. Apple claims it has a patent on automatic updates, which is a core part of the W3C widget spec. Apple has indicated that it won't license the technology to W3C at no cost, leaving the W3C to investigate just what is covered by Apple's patent and plot its course of action.

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