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Guide to converting Yahoo Widgets to Xwidget Pt1
Part I of a seven part series
So, a how-to for converting a working Yahoo widget to an Xwidget in order to obtain a functionally identical widget on an alternative platform. Why bother? That's a question... Well, Yahoo widgets are technically obsolete as Yahoo have withdrawn support though none of the technologies they use are actually in danger of just stopping working, it is just that coding for an obsolete platform is a little depressing. It makes more sense to code for an environment that is technically still alive.
Xwidget, despite the one and only developer (Tony) being absent from his product for two years, is still supposedly being developed (version 1.96 just released!), so it is certainly more alive than the old dependable Yahoo widget engine that is no longer supported by anyone (despite still being the best out there). So, if I was going to convert any of my old yahoo widgets it would be to convert it into an Xwidget. It really helps that both the Yahoo widget engine