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[widgets] P&C Last Call comments, viewmodes, referencing other specs, guarantee of consistency

From: Marcin Hanclik <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 16:51:36 +0200
To: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
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Hi Marcos, All,

General comment to the below details:
It is possible that some of the referenced specs will change considerably and may break some ideas from the current P&C.
As you know P&C is referenced by some other specs (e.g. BONDI).
Could we somehow ensure the stability of the P&C references?
Below issues seem to only be symptoms of the problems we may have in the near future.
It is not only about Views, I think.

Formal view:
http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process-20010208/tr.html#last-call
says:
"Call announcement must:

 1.  specify the deadline for review comments;
 2.  identify known dependencies and solicit review from all dependent Working Groups;
 3.  solicit public review. Consequently, a Last Call Working Draft must be a public document."
I am not sure whether the item 3 is satisfied.
MQE is marked as unpublished and we have (in my opinion) stability issues with the normative references.



1.       P&C on one hand specifies viewmodes in RelaxNG (non-normatively):
attribute viewmodes {
    list {
      ( "application"
      | "floating"
      | "fullscreen"
      | "mini"
      | "all" )*
    }
  }?,

and on the other hand P&C directs the reader to another spec ("Widgets-Views") where the said modes are not specified.


2.       "Parts of this document reproduce text and behavior from the [HTML5]<http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets/#html5> specification and from the XBL 2.0 specification<http://www.w3.org/TR/xbl/> (as permitted by both specifications by their copyright statements)."



Questions for 1. And 2.:

Does the spec have to reproduce the text from other specs?

Could we have one (maybe a "master") definition of the terms, just for consistency reasons?


3.      [Widgets-Views]
Widgets 1.0: Media Query Extensions<http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-wm/Overview.src.html>. A. Bersvendsen and M. Caceres. Unpublished editors' draft.

Is this the correct reference in terms of the naming (views vs. MQE)?

I think everything a


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