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Web components … haven’t we done this before?

I asked on Twitter if people remembered early attempts at the concept of web components. Here’s the list my buddy Brian sent me of what he remembers:

I asked the question after having this conversation with my friend Rob:

me: [Talking about my book, about how I really believe the outcome in the next few years (the next wave) is web components]
Rob: Wow that does sound awesome.
Rob: … didn’t IE have that with behaviors?

I’m thinking about doing a write up about these early attempts and how they compare to what the web machine is rolling along with today. Is it because standards are a first-class citizen now? (Are they?) If you know of some early versions of the web components innovation, please let me know (especially if you want to see this write-up 😉 )

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