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Re: Conneg definition was: Re: Start of profiles analysis page - 2nd reply

From: Rob Atkinson <rob@metalinkage.com.au>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:21:21 +0000
Message-ID: <CACfF9LzSkigR+9o2T+915bbv5fuVcHYeztouJgP8tHFR_vt5FA@mail.gmail.com>
To: kcoyle@kcoyle.net
Cc: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
+1 - however we may not need to make the profile descriptions themselves
parseable as long as we can express the inheritance semantics and attach
machine-readable resources for conformance validation.


On Thu, 14 Dec 2017 at 02:30 Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net> wrote:

> +1
>
> As I understand it, one of the main reasons that the "Guidance"
> deliverable was included in the charter was exactly because the use of
> PDF files for profiles was considered a poor practice. However, it
> wasn't clear what the alternative would be, and thus the Guidance
> deliverable was included to respond to that. Although it doesn't say
> this directly, machine readability/parsability is a desirable goal.
>
> kc
>
> On 12/12/17 5:23 PM, Annette Greiner wrote:
> > On a separate note, I really want to discourage use of Word or PDF
> > files. One needn't be a coder to avail oneself of a simple text editor.
> > Machine readability deserves at least some consideration, and by machine
> > readability I don't mean just being viewable with a computer, I mean
> > being readily parseable.
> >
> >
> > On 12/12/17 2:02 PM, Rob Atkinson wrote:
> >>
> >> This may sound like a burden, but its quite a trivial burden on
> >> infrastructure compared to the burden on end users trying to work out
> >> what is the same and different in a forest of PDF documents of
> >> overlapping profiles descriptions. (whilst we want to make publication
> >> easy, make end use impossible is a poor compromise)
> >>
> >>
> >
>
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