[e-lang] Fwd: [Caja] Shakhar
Mark S. Miller
erights at google.com
Tue Jul 28 06:25:35 EDT 2009
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From: Mike Stay <metaweta at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 2:23 PM
Subject: [Caja] Shakhar
To: Google Caja Discuss <google-caja-discuss at googlegroups.com>
Ihab Awad and I have started a sub-project of Caja called "Shakhar".
The name is Hebrew for the color of the sky just before dawn; it also
puns on the SR-71 Blackbird and its replacement, the SR-91 Aurora,
both of which are planes that "fly above the cloud".
instantiate a local presence in the browser; that code will be cajoled
and endowed with authority by the user. We'll use Kevin Reid's
Caja-CapTP for the internal protocol. An unum can also be serialized
and persisted in the App Engine datastore. We'll use web-keys for
remote references. We intend to implement a CapDesk-like environment
for the UI. Existing web apps can be tamed and exposed as una; one
might provide the OpenSocial API as an unum.
The hope is that by following this route, we can make a web platform
that is entirely based on POLA and ocaps, allowing secure mash-ups of
any web content, simply by sharing web-keys.
All of the pieces have been implemented: Caja, App Engine, Rhino,
Caja-CapTP, YUI, etc; it remains to wire them all together into
something that can show others what a good web platform can do.
There's plenty to do, and we encourage contributions.
If you didn't understand one or more of the terms, here's a glossary
on the project's site (currently the only content there):
Mike Stay - metaweta at gmail.com
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