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RE: Device Description definition

From: Rhys Lewis <Rhys.Lewis@volantis.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 12:08:01 +0000
To: "Rotan Hanrahan" <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com> , "Smith, Kevin, VF-Group" <Kevin.Smith@vodafone.com> , "public-ddwg@w3.org" <public-ddwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20070301120801699.00000003900@v-rhys3>

Hello everyone, 

I think we are making progress! 

One comment is that 'they' are not attribute/value pairs. T think we should simply refer to 'them' as attributes, which is the term from the delivery context definition.

Also, I think we should use the term ontology rather than vocabulary. We probably should also define a term like Delivery Context Ontology (I'll volunteer to suggest a definition) and then refer to that from the definition for device description. 

That would lead to something like:

Device Description - A set of attributes which characterizes that part of the delivery context directly related to the hardware and software of a device. These attributes adhere to the Delivery Context Ontology.

I tweaked the wording to match that from the delivery context definition. 


Best wishes
Rhys

-----Original Message-----
From: public-ddwg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-ddwg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Rotan Hanrahan
Sent: 01 March 2007 11:19
To: Smith, Kevin, VF-Group; public-ddwg@w3.org
Subject: RE: Device Description definition


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 12:10:20 UTC

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