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Re: GRDDL WG may close any time now

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 12:52:31 -0400 (EDT)
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: public-grddl-wg <public-grddl-wg@w3.org>, swick <swick@w3.org>, "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0809061246050.31297@tribal.metalab.unc.edu>

On Fri, 5 Sep 2008, Dan Connolly wrote:

> This GRDDL WG finished its job a while ago, but to
> stay on the safe side of some open patent policy issues*, W3C
> didn't formally close this WG.
> It has since become more clear that the issue doesn't
> affect the GRDDL WG, so this WG can be closed any time now.
> Does it matter to anybody when we close this WG?
> Do you have an upcoming birthday or anything, Harry? ;-)

Eventually, yes :)

> If we close this WG, the comments list stays open,
> but there's no way to come up with an answer that's
> officially on behalf of the WG.
> If we don't close the WG, I suppose Harry can
> call a meeting any time, given a week's notice,
> and we could conduct WG business; e.g. collective
> action re HTML 5 head/@profile.

This is the only issue that I can think of that might motivate keeping the 
group open. However, it is a fairly important issue that *should* be 
addressed whenever the rel/head/profile issue seems resolved by the HTML 5 
WG. DanC - would it be correct to say that, despite the various comments 
on the GRDDL list, that profile is defintely going to be dropped?

If so, we have 2 options to fix the problem, I think:

1) Reconvene a few meetings in order to issue perhaps a WG note and some 
test-case errata to deal with HTML 5?

2) Wait for a new Semantic Web Deployment Group at some point that updates 
RDFa, GRDDL, etc. to work with HTML5 WG.

What do GRDDL WG members think?

> That might re-raise the question of availability
> of W3C staff resources for the WG, too.
> I've given it a little thought and I suppose I'm content
> to close the WG and leave GRDDL's fate in the
> hands of the community as a whole, as I said in...
> The details of data in documents; GRDDL, profiles, and HTML5
> 2008-08-22
> http://www.w3.org/QA/2008/08/the_details_of_data_in_documen.html
> http://dig.csail.mit.edu/breadcrumbs/node/240
> * http://www.w3.org/2003/12/22-pp-faq.html#superset


 	Harry Halpin
 	Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Received on Saturday, 6 September 2008 16:53:08 UTC

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