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Creating your gadget XML specification

This is the reference guide for the XML file you will write to define your Atlassian gadget.


A gadget is essentially an XML file containing the gadget specification. You will use recognised XML elements to define the following:

  1. Gadget characteristics, such as the author’s name (your name), the gadget title and description, preferred sizing, etc.
  2. A screenshot and/or thumbnail image that containers can display to show users what your gadget looks like.
  3. Required features that containers must provide for your gadget.
  4. User preferences, where your gadget can allow its users to customise certain aspects of the gadget display.
  5. The content section, where you can define the content that your gadget will display. This is where you add the HTML and JavaScript functions that produce your gadget’s output.

Atlassian Gadgets and Google Gadgets

When writing an Atlassian gadget you may use additional XML elements, attributes and features that extend the

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Creating a Better Internet for Kids

Young people need a safe and stimulating environment while engaging with new technologies and spending time online. The Strategy for a Better internet for Children provides actions to empower them as they explore the digital world.

One out of three internet users is a child. They go online at an ever younger age, using a diverse range of devices. They spend more time on the internet and social media, play more online games and use mobile apps, frequently without supervision by adults. New technologies such as artificial intelligence, increased connectivity, augmented and virtual reality will cause an important shift in the way children engage and interact in society.

While the internet offers many opportunities for learning, communication, creativity and entertainment, it also opens up certain risks to vulnerable users such as children.

Online, children can be exposed to harmful content and behaviour such as cyberbullying, sexual harassment, pornography, violence, or

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