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Alex Russell on browsers, standards, and the process of progress.

Dojo, Opera, and Jot

So I'm posting this from a pre-release build of Opera 8, which I'm happy to say sucks much less than Opera 7. Perhaps it'll finally be stable enough to do serious app work with (7.5 was getting close). We'll see. Most of nWidgets functions correctly on Opera 8, but there are some parser issues which I haven't delved into yet (and I'm not entirely sure how much I want to).

In other news, Dojo has finally rendered its first widget from markup. Big thanks to Dylan and Mark for all their help and code. I'll open up some demos of widgets once they are doing more. Wouldn't want to scare off the competition with our fearsome button widget ;-)