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Re: Your comments on Device Description Repository Simple API ( LC-1949)

From: <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 15:04:49 +0000
To: Rotan Hanrahan <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com>
Cc: public-ddwg-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1JwIXB-00037M-MA@farnsworth.w3.org>

 Dear Rotan Hanrahan ,

The Mobile Web Initiative Device Description Working Group has reviewed
the comments you sent [1] on the Last Call Working Draft [2] of the Device
Description Repository Simple API published on 4 Apr 2008. Thank you for
having taken the time to review the document and to send us comments!

The Working Group's response to your comment is included below, and has
been implemented in the new version of the document available at:

Please review it carefully and let us know by email at
public-ddwg-comments@w3.org if you agree with it or not before 24 May
2008. In case of disagreement, you are requested to provide a specific
solution for or a path to a consensus with the Working Group. If such a
consensus cannot be achieved, you will be given the opportunity to raise a
formal objection which will then be reviewed by the Director during the
transition of this document to the next stage in the W3C Recommendation


For the Mobile Web Initiative Device Description Working Group,
Matt Womer
W3C Staff Contact

 2. http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-DDR-Simple-API-20080404/


Your comment on 3 Vocabularies:
> In the DDR Simple API published draft:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-DDR-Simple-API-20080404/#sec-PropertyRef
> it is said that:
>   "Note that the value __NULL may be used where a Vocabulary does not
> support the concept of Aspect."
> and with respect to the NULL_ASPECT it is also said that:
>   "This value is used to support Vocabularies that do not distinguish
> Aspects."
> However, in section 3 on Vocabularies:
> it is said that:
>   "Vocabularies *must* declare a default Aspect for each Property
> [...]"
> This seems to be contradictory to the earlier text. If the DDR Simple
> API supports the concept of a Null Aspect for use in cases where the
> vocabulary does not provide (complete) information on Aspects, then it
> has been conceded that it is permitted for such vocabularies to be
> used.
> Proposed remedy:
> Change the text in section 3 to say:
>   "Vocabularies *should* declare a default Aspect for each Property
> [...]"
> On behalf of MobileAware Ltd, Development Team,
> Dr Rotan Hanrahan
> Chief Innovations Architect
> MobileAware

Working Group Resolution (LC-1949):
The DDWG has resolved to accept use of the word "SHOULD" as described in
the comment

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