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RE: Short-Term DIAL Evolution

From: Smith, Kevin, VF-Group <Kevin.Smith@vodafone.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 16:06:35 +0100
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To: Josť Manuel Cantera Fonseca <jmcf@tid.es>, "Ubiquitous Web Applications Working Group WG" <public-uwa@w3.org>

Hi Josť,

To me the key driver to get a form of DIAL adopted is a standard delivery context API. This would likely take the form of a set of expressions which would be understood by compliant processors on servers (and potentially clients), and would hence allow portability of DIAL documents. As mentioned at [1], such an API would be based on the Delivery Context ontology, and could be bound to XSLT functions to allow a quick plug-in to existing documents.


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-uwa/2008Jan/0005.html

-----Original Message-----
From: public-uwa-request@w3.org [mailto:public-uwa-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Josť Manuel Cantera Fonseca
Sent: 14 January 2008 12:41
To: Ubiquitous Web Applications Working Group WG
Subject: Short-Term DIAL Evolution

Hi all,

I've been thinking on the short-term evolution of DIAL. The following 
items are the result of a my own brainstorming, so feel free to discuss 
them :)

+ Decoupling DIAL from XHTML 2 i.e base DIAL on different modules some 
coming from XHTML 1 and some coming from XHTML 2. For example, the Role 
and Access modules seem to be very stable but other XHTML 2 modules not
+ Decoupling DIAL from DISelect (i.e. perhaps making DISelect an 
optional module)
+ Add some markup for simple policies, like pagination or layout (for 
layout we can only address the minimum set of use cases needed for 
mobile development and leave the generalization to the upcoming 
Layered-UI XG)
+ Standardize some values for something like the 'appearance' property 
in CSS to map between the XForms controls and its concrete 
representation. It is expected that the future Concrete UI Markup will 
make this more general but we can start with a very simple spec

What do others think?

Best Regards
Received on Monday, 14 January 2008 15:06:36 UTC

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