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SVG Working Group interested in using W3's Annotea to annotate SVG spec?

From: Robert Diblasi <rdiblas@wpo.it.luc.edu>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 15:41:50 -0600
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To: <www-svg@w3.org>

Hello,

I would like to propose that the W3 SVG Working Group set up  a site that uses Annotea ( see below) to allow  comments, notes, explanations, or other types of external remarks by the community, developers and other W3 groups to documents (Working Draft ,Last Call Working Draft ,Candidate Recommendation ,Proposed Recommendation,W3 Recommendation ) the W3 SVG Working Group puts out on the web technology, SVG. This means all along the consensus building process (The W3 Recommendation Track), a document (Working Draft ,Last Call Working Draft ,Candidate Recommendation ,Proposed Recommendation,W3 Recommendation ) would  be made available to the community,developers and other W3 groups to add comments, notes, explanations, or other types of external remarks to SVG documents put out by the SVG Working Group.  Allowing  comments, notes, explanations, or other types of external remarks to be attached to SVG specifications or a selected part of the document, without actually needing to
  touch the document, would help the SVG Working Group understand and organize the comments, notes, explanations, or other types of external remarks that the community,developers and other W3 groups make about the documents (Working Draft ,Last Call Working Draft ,Candidate Recommendation ,Proposed Recommendation,W3 Recommendation ) of the web technology, SVG. This would also help the community,developers and other W3 groups to understand were in the SVG specifications others are  questioning. 

Here is some information about Annotea:

http://www.w3.org/2001/Annotea/

Annotea is a  W3 collaboration environment with shared annotations. By annotations we mean comments, notes, explanations, or other types of external remarks that can be attached to any Web document or a selected part of the document without actually needing to touch the document. When the user gets the document he or she can also load the annotations attached to it from a selected annotation server or several servers and see what his peer group thinks.

There are other collaboration environments that could be used. This is not  the issue I am addressing. The purpose of the proposal is to create an collaboration environment for documents (Working Draft ,Last Call Working Draft ,Candidate Recommendation ,Proposed Recommendation,W3 Recommendation )  that the community, developers and other W3 groups can use to pool the collective thoughts about the these documents in the context of the document's environment. Thus, this system would all allow  the SVG Working Group to see the comments, notes, explanations, or other types of external remarks of the community, developers and other W3 groups in the context in which they are commenting, making notes about, trying to explain , remarking about. 

The SVG community has made great use of a site call the SVG-Wiki:
http://www.protocol7.com/svg-wiki/ 

I believe,  a W3 Working Group site using a "collaboration environment" like Annotea would help everyone in the SVG community understand the issues individual bring up in the context they understand them.

I would be very please to hear comments from the SVG community, developers and other W3 groups along with the SVG Working Group members.

I believe in sharing information and understanding. I believe this kind of system would do just that is a very interesting and expressive manner.

We all learn by sharing what we know
Robert A. DiBlasi
http://www.svgnotebook.com
rdiblasi@svgnotebook.com
SVG User Group: Chicago IL. Chapter member
Received on Thursday, 21 November 2002 16:44:18 GMT

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