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RE: EPUB requirements

From: Ishii Koji <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 23:48:58 -0400
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, murakami <murakami@antenna.co.jp>
CC: www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A592E245B36A8949BDB0A302B375FB4E0A385D6866@MAILR001.mail.lan>
Hi John,

Thank you for writing this up. I understand your concern, and I do share that.

As I talked to them, however, I would say that they are still at so early stage that it's a little too early to say it is impossible.

You can think the current "requirement list" as "first cut of the wish list ". They're now putting priorities and possible resolutions along with rough estimates to each item on the list. The first version of prioritized list will be ready by Oct 5th, and there'll discuss in Taiwan whether the priorities are agreeable as IDPF, resolutions are possible, schedule is realistic, and so forth. Some items will get lower priorities there. Some will be cut. That says, the final list will be smaller than what we're seeing today.

> The timeline lists August 27th as "Deadline for WG: final set of requirements; no more additions accepted."
> Did this occur?  Is there now a firm set of requirements listed somewhere?

Yes. That means, the current list contains the maximum number of items, and they're starting the process to shorten the list.

Your concern is right that, there will be some items that need to discuss how to resolve due to schedule constraints. But it should happen after they have shortened the list.

For now, I think we should just provide our schedule and status. That'll help them to think about the possible resolutions and rough estimates. It's nice if you can make your schedule a little earlier for them, but if something that can never happen, you can just say so. It'll then be their side to discuss whether to cut, change the requirements, or find other resolutions. If they concluded the feature cannot be cut, then that'd be the place where we should start a serious discussion.

It's not that far; after we're back from Taiwan, which is the end of next week, we should have the prioritized list.


-----Original Message-----
From: John Daggett [mailto:jdaggett@mozilla.com] 
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 10:09 AM
To: Ishii Koji; murakami
Cc: www-style
Subject: EPUB requirements


Ishii-san, Murakami-san,

I poked around on the EPUB wiki a little more today and I'm somewhat stunned at the scope of the requirements in relation to the proposed timeline.  Do you know if the schedule is being revised or if effort is underway to radically reduce the scope so that something tangible can be achieved in the timeframe given?

Detailed Timeline
http://code.google.com/p/epub-revision/wiki/Timeline


The timeline lists August 27th as "Deadline for WG: final set of requirements; no more additions accepted."  Did this occur?  Is there now a firm set of requirements listed somewhere?

Each of the links below appear to show the requirements for a particular EPUB subgroup.  Page-level layout, multi-column and hyphenation are listed under in the "Styling and Layout" requirements.  Vertical writing, ruby support, Unicode 6 (?!?), SVG fonts, IVS support are all listed on the EGLS pages.

Styling and Layout
http://code.google.com/p/epub-revision/wiki/StylingAndLayout


EGLS - Global Language Support
http://code.google.com/p/epub-revision/wiki/EGLS

http://code.google.com/p/epub-revision/wiki/EGLS_requirement_list


Text Content
http://code.google.com/p/epub-revision/wiki/TextContent


Metadata
http://code.google.com/p/epub-revision/wiki/Metadata


Rich Media
http://code.google.com/p/epub-revision/wiki/RichMediaAndInteractivity


John Daggett
Received on Thursday, 30 September 2010 03:47:35 GMT

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