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Re: Missing requirment - content format/type

From: Dave Lewis <dave.lewis@cs.tcd.ie>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 18:19:22 +0100
Message-ID: <4F9EC99A.5010306@cs.tcd.ie>
To: public-multilingualweb-lt@w3.org
Hi Yves,
Yes, I had similar thoughts about the contentType in processTrigger. 
Even to decode the different implementation variants possible with HTML5 
and XML, e.g.  ITS1.0, microsdata, RDFa, it would be helpful for parsers 
to know what they are dealing with. Is it also conceivable that we could 
have document that mix host format and ITS markup formats? How much can 
we build on mime here?

Similar parsing issues arise with segmentation I guess. either way, it 
would seems this might lead to use cases that are separate to the 
'processTrigger' one.

Format type though is something different. The examples given (e.g., 
subtitles, spoken text)  seem to indicate its more a specification of 
the intended delivery modality. Arle, was that one from you?

So perhap we can;
1) rename 'formatType' to 'delivery-modality'
2) promote  'contentType' to an independent data category.

Any thoughts on that anyone.

If it sounds OK, I'll make the change tomorrow, as i was planning an 
update to the processTrigger data category based on previous exchanges 
anyway.

cheers,
Dave

On 30/04/2012 14:05, Yves Savourel wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I think there is a need for a data category indicating the format of the content to be processed.
>
> More and more data formats hold content in different formats, a classic one is HTML inside an XML document. But there are many variations of this. There are also the complex cases of nested formats.
>
> It would be useful to have a standard way to indicate such variations of content to extraction tools (and to the other tools down the chain). It would probably be something in the 'internationalization' category.
>
> I see we have a "formatType" requirement[1] and a 'contentType' property in the "processTrigger" requirement.
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/lt/wiki/Requirements#formatType
> [2] http://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/lt/wiki/Requirements#processTrigger
>
> What I have in mind is very close or identical to the 'contentType' Pedro has listed, but as a distinct data category (that, obviously, could be used also in the processTrigger information).
>
> (I also think the 'formatType' data category may be clearer with a different name)
>
> Cheers,
> -yves
>
>
>
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