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[wbs] response to 'TR Design Survey'

From: François Daoust via WBS Mailer <sysbot+wbs@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:39:01 +0000
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The following answers have been successfully submitted to 'TR Design Survey'
(public) for François Daoust.

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> Group
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> On behalf of which W3C Working Group are you answering this survey?
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Second Screen Working Group

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> Sample(s)
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> Paste in URLs to a representative sample (1-3 links) of your specs. If
> styling differs substantially between /TR and your editor's drafts,
> please link to both versions. 
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http://w3c.github.io/presentation-api/

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> Specification Processor(s)
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> What spec pre-processor(s) does your WG use?
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ReSpec

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> Group style sheet(s)
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> Paste in URLs to any WG-specific style sheets you use.
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None, a few inline styles copied from HTML5 specs and that's about it.

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> Like
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> What do you like about your current styles?
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The overall simplicity

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> What do you dislike about your current styles?
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- Lack of clean separation between sections
- On narrow screens, examples and interfaces styles overflow their
container. Not sure there is much that can be done there since these rows
do not wrap
- On narrow screens, the left banner takes a lot of space on the left. This
is particularly annoying when reading a spec on a mobile in portrait mode.
- In data tables, headers/borders are too strong/thick for our usage
(mapping between event handlers and event handler event type)
- Extensive use of terms and references creates lots of underlines in some
sections, particularly in algorithms.
- ReSpec includes a mechanism to display the list of terms defined in the
spec in a pop-up window. Could a similar mechanism be useful in the /TR
spec?
- Could there be a way to improve the layout of the terminology section
that references terms defined in other specs so that it feels more "human
friendly"?
- Algorithms are tough to read although that's arguably not a problem with
styles.
- Probably more platform-specific, but the result looks weird on Internet
Explorer for Mobile: text either appears as tiny (regular prose, examples)
or normal (ToC, algorithms, notes). Viewport directive?


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> Complex style
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> Paste in URLs to any parts of your spec that are stylistically complex or
> tricky, and we should therefore be careful not to screw up.
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Nothing too complex or specific to this spec. Example of procedure:
http://w3c.github.io/presentation-api/#starting-a-presentation-session



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> Table style
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> The new styles will include rules for rendering data tables. These will
> be opt-in by class name, and rely heavily on good markup (use of THEAD,
> TBODY, COLGROUP, scope attributes, etc.). See Simple Example, Less Simple
> Example, and Extra-Complex Example. Paste in URLs to a sampling of any
> data tables you are using so that we can try to accommodate those in the
> styling, if practical. 
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http://w3c.github.io/presentation-api/#event-handlers

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> CSS WG Style
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> The CSSWG has made a number of minor improvements to the existing spec
> styles, which we might just adopt wholesale. Please comment on what you
> like/dislike about these styles, as demonstrated in the CSS3 Text
> specification.
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- Good separation between sections
- Underlines seem to have been softened a bit, improving readability in
sections that use links a lot.
- It's very good to be able to quickly navigate to the fragment
corresponding to the underlying section or definition.
- Result looks good on Internet Explorer for Mobile with a couple of
exceptions: numbers in the ToC and left columns in data tables are tiny for
some reason (no viewport directive?)


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> Anything else?
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>     Is there anything else we should consider?
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> These answers were last modified on 1 September 2015 at 07:37:56 U.T.C.
> by François Daoust
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Answers to this questionnaire can be set and changed at
https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/1/tr-design-survey-2015/ until 2015-09-01.

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