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RE: Device Description definition

From: Rhys Lewis <Rhys.Lewis@volantis.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 09:07:12 +0000
To: "Rotan Hanrahan" <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com> , "Jo Rabin" <jrabin@mtld.mobi> , "public-ddwg@w3.org" <public-ddwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20070302090712578.00000003300@v-rhys3>

Hello everyone, 

I'm trying to bring the discussion back to the specific topic of the definition of the term 'device description'.

After a lot of very useful discussion, I'm minded to:

1) suggest that we use the text I originally proposed along the lines of: 

Device Description:

- That specific part of the delivery context directly related to the hardware and software of the device.

2) Work on improvements to other definitions in the glossary to support DDWG better. Specifically I noted: 

- that Jo spotted a problem with the definition of User Agent, that implies that web robots run in devices (doh!) 
- that there is a desire to improve the clarity of the definition of delivery context, not least to support the proposal above.

3) Consider adding definitions covering the concepts of characteristics and their static or dynamic nature.

4) Continue the excellent discussion on the meaning and scope of terms in the repository in another thread.

And finally, I'd like to suggest avoiding the use of terms that already have very specific meanings in web terminology unless we actually mean exactly the same thing. Terms like class, resource and property do have such meanings and we should be very careful if we want to reuse them.

Best wishes
Received on Friday, 2 March 2007 09:18:25 UTC

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