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RE: WAI-1

From: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 13:51:55 -0500
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To: public-diselect-editors@w3.org


Refer to the following URI for this issue in the index of comment dispositions:
http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-cselection-20061010/issues.html#WAI-1

On today's call we agreed to accept the disposition of this issue, with content
information included in 'expr' values in the Full profile but not in 
the Basic profile.

http://www.w3.org/2006/11/08-pf-minutes.html

Al

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>Al,
>
>Thanks for the comments from the WAI group on the content selection 
>last call [1]. As part of this you include a point about the scope 
>of information that can be used in expressions that control 
>selection of content.
>
>The DIWG assigned this comment the identifier WAI-1.
>
>This mail document's the DIWG's response to your comments.
>
>DIWG Response
>============
>
>In summary, DIWG agrees with this comment. The following response 
>indicates the changes we plan to make. We'll respond more fully with 
>details of the actual changes once they have been determined.
>
>XPath expressions within the expr attribute can use any information 
>available to the processor. The specification explicitly discusses 
>extensions by way of additional XPath functions and provides the 
>means by which authors can check for the availability of the 
>functions on which their expressions may depend.
>
>However, the specification only explicitly discusses a 'starter set' 
>of functions which mimic the capabilities of the proposed CSS Media 
>Queries specification. It is certainly not the intention of DIWG to 
>imply that this is the only set of functions that can be used. We 
>recognise that the current structure of the document can lead to 
>this impression, which is certainly not what we intend. To try and 
>address this, DIWG has split the definition of functions into a 
>separate document. At the same time, DIWG has defined additional 
>functions which broaden the capability of the specifications. This 
>document will be published with a revised version of the DISelect 
>document for second last call.
>
>The point about access to the host language document is interesting 
>and is an example of a more general case for access to materials 
>other those within the delivery context itself. DIWG has addressed 
>this by expanding the set of XPath functions available to include 
>mechanisms for accessing the host language document. It has also 
>created a small-footprint profile that omits this support (DISelect 
>Basic Profile) to allow DISelect to be used in resource constrained 
>environments.
>
>[1]
><http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-diselect-editors/2005AprJun/0013.html>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-diselect-editors/2005AprJun/0013.html
>
>Best wishes
>Rhys
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