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[DPF] Access rights and validation

From: Keith Waters <kwaters@ftrd.us>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 14:05:49 -0400
Message-Id: <F1D702E9-4273-4BB9-8546-B77B4C51511E@ftrd.us>
To: www-di@w3.org

Hi Jeremy,

This message contains a response to comments on

http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-DPF-20041122/

e12:
Section 4.1.3

This does not specify anything, but reads more as
an apology by the working group for not having provided
a solution for access rights and validation.
As such, it seems inappropriate in a recommendation, and should
simply be deleted (the whole section).


The DPF Working Group agrees and has replaced the text with the  
following:

4.1.3 Access Rights and Validation

The Dynamic Properties Framework is designed to provide direct access to
properties even though they may be represented by particular  
vocabularies
originating in different specifications and organizations. DPF  
concentrates
on interfaces by which access to characteristics are obtained in  
programming
environments, rather than on mechanisms used to represent the  
information.
As a result, DPF provides a level of insulation from specific  
representations.

The DPF may well encompass ontology's for device properties and  
characteristics
defined by other working bodies (for example [OMA]) and is therefore  
outside
the scope of DPF. However, it is the intent of the Device Independence
Working Group [DIWG] to specify representations of ontology's through
[OWL], as well as presentation characteristics through Core Presentation
Characteristics [ref-CPC]. Consequently, the DPF provides mechanisms
to access device properties and characteristics whose ontology's and
accessing interfaces are specified elsewhere.
-Keith Waters
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