[IPython-dev] custom web notebook cells

Nicholas Bollweg nick.bollweg at gmail.com
Sun Dec 16 15:51:22 EST 2012

I'll check out the json schema: will it be used on backend and frontend(s)?

Also pushed new rev of ipython-blockly: now supports multiple blockly cells
in the same notebook. had to use iframes to do it after i got a wontfix
from the upstream, but it's cool... though none of the keyboard shortcuts
work when the focus is in the iframe, and there are probably other

also made a little movie of my fumbling with the UI (sorry for the swf):


On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 3:55 AM, Matthias Bussonnier <
bussonniermatthias at gmail.com> wrote:

> Short frim my phone.
> Yes there is a schema draft 3. Looks to "json schema validator" pr.
> Le 16 déc. 2012 03:52, "Nicholas Bollweg" <nick.bollweg at gmail.com> a
> écrit :
>> Good discussions today, folks. Impressive breadth and depth of focus.
>> +1 on watching Brett Victor's stuff: he makes really nice things (like
>> tangle!) and makes you feel good about being in this technology game that
>> sometimes just makes me sad.
>> I did get to a 0.0.1 release of the ipython-blockly stuff here:
>> https://github.com/bollwyvl/ipython/tree/blockly
>> The setup is a little fiddly, but I got one cell on the page, generating
>> code which could then be run. Whew! It uses the `%load_ext`, and a new
>> metadata namespace (blockly). Right now, it just uses a sub-key `xml`: I
>> don't know what else could show up there, eventually.
>> By the by: is there a JSON schema for the notebook versions? I did some
>> work on that for cdnjs: i found them annoying to build, but useful from a
>> testing perspective (we were looking at `package.json`s for all the stuff
>> in the cdn). Perhaps we can use them as part of the "contract" for writing
>> to notebook on the JS side? or the whatever side, i guess: there are
>> implementations in most environments.
>> I look forward to spending some more time on it soon, but am going to be
>> Not Coding tomorrow :)
>> Cheers!
>> nick
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