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RE: Device Description definition

From: Rotan Hanrahan <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 11:19:10 -0000
Message-ID: <D5306DC72D165F488F56A9E43F2045D3DD74E0@FTO.mobileaware.com>
To: "Smith, Kevin, VF-Group" <Kevin.Smith@vodafone.com>, <public-ddwg@w3.org>

I like this definition. Good body, delicate nose, hint of oak...

We should view this proposal in the context of the DI Glossary [1]. The
important terms there are Device and Delivery Context. It seems to me
that the "mash-up" fits well with these existing definitions.

---Rotan.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/di-gloss/



-----Original Message-----
From: public-ddwg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-ddwg-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Smith, Kevin, VF-Group
Sent: 01 March 2007 11:14
To: public-ddwg@w3.org
Subject: RE: Device Description definition


How about a mash-up? Definition 2.0, as it were:

Device description - a collection of attribute-value pairs, adhering to
a known vocabulary, that apply to each member of a set of devices and
describe the specific part of the delivery context directly related to
the 
hardware and software of the device. 

Kevin




-----Original Message-----
From: Rotan Hanrahan [mailto:rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com] 
Sent: 01 March 2007 11:09
To: Smith, Kevin, VF-Group; public-ddwg@w3.org
Subject: RE: Device Description definition

The most recent one that I posted to the public list was actually:

Device description - a collection of attribute-value pairs, adhering to
a known vocabulary, that apply to each member of a set of devices.

This incorporates the point made my Rhys regarding ontology (vocabulary)
though does not specifically mention Delivery Context, which I think
might be a good idea. Suggestions anyone?

---Rotan.



-----Original Message-----
From: public-ddwg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-ddwg-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Smith, Kevin, VF-Group
Sent: 01 March 2007 11:05
To: public-ddwg@w3.org
Subject: RE: Device Description definition


Hi everyone,

So (I think) the latest proposal for the definition was from Rhys,
namely:

Device description: describing that specific part of the delivery
context directly related to the hardware and software of the device.
 
...where delivery context is defined as "A set of attributes that
characterizes the capabilities of the access mechanism, the preferences
of the user and other aspects of the context into which a web page is to
be delivered." This (to me) covers Jo's point about current and possible
values.

Alternatively we have Rotan's defintion:

Device description - a collection of attribute-value pairs that apply to
each member of a set of devices.

Are there any further comments on either? I personally think both are
correct, but that it makes sense to associate the definition with the
delivery context as per Rhys' wording.

Cheers,
Kevin
Received on Thursday, 1 March 2007 11:19:31 UTC

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