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Re: Device Independence Working Group publishes DIAL primer

From: José Manuel Cantera Fonseca <jmcf@tid.es>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 17:35:34 +0200
To: www-di@w3.org
Message-id: <452BBDC6.8080708@tid.es>

Dear all,

Here are some of my doubts regarding DIAL:

+ Does DIAL imply that the DIAL processor must support all the XForms 
features i.e. a DIAL processor must be a full-compliant XForms processor?

+ I don't see the value of putting the select mechanisms inside the 
presentation. These are content selection rules that can be put outside 
or can be implicitily deduced.
In Telefonica's open source product, MyMobileWeb, 
(http://www.morfeo-project.org/mymobileweb) this is done by means of 
providing different resources in different folders and managing a unique 
identifier (independent of the physical file finally delivered to each 

+ IMHO the developer should have the possibility of referencing the 
selection rules by inclusion and by reference. Are you planning any 
future work regarding this issue?

+ Why use the <col> tag in the table ? The selection rules could be 
specified in the <th> tag?

+ The selection rules, could they refer to a static device description 
capability (for example against our future DDR) or also refer to a DCI 
property ?

+ Is DIAL modularized so it can be used to produce compound document 
formats resulting from the combination between DIAL and other markups?

+ What are essentially the differences between XHTML 1.1 and XHTML 2 and 
Wouldn't it be better to specify a set of additions to provide device 
independence and add them to XHTML 2, possibly combining them?

Best Regards

Max Froumentin escribió:
> Hi www-di,
> The DIWG is proud to announce the publication of the 
> Device Independent Authoring Language Primer, available at
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-dial-primer-20061010/
> Abstract: This document provides an introduction to, and the benefits
> of, DIAL (the Device Independent Authoring Language). It summarizes
> the concept of device independence, the scenarios in which it could be
> used, and the considerations in order to achieve that goal. It then
> describes the role of DIAL in ensuring the delivery of content
> suitable for the user, device and inherent circumstances in which it
> was requested.
> Feedback is welcomed on this list.
> Max Froumentin
> for the DIWG
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