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Re: Setting TAG Priorities - Next steps

From: ashok malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2009 11:23:15 -0700
Message-ID: <49DCEB93.80001@oracle.com>
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
CC: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, www-tag@w3.org
 > - Security, which we feel is important but do not have in-group 
expertise really.

We had a discussion of the Web Security situation on the PLING call today.
Thomas Roessler will send mail to DanC with some recommendations.

All the best, Ashok

Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> On 2009-03 -22, at 11:10, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com 
> <mailto:noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com> wrote:
>> TAG members:
>> In an email just sent [1], I summarized the work we've done so far 
>> toward
>> setting the TAG's long term agenda.  We have a F2F scheduled tentatively
>> for end of June:  if we can make good progress refining our priorities
>> between now and then, we'll have a much more effective F2F agenda, and
>> there will be less need to spend time discussing priorities.  So, 
>> here are
>> my thoughts on next steps, along with a request for you to help move 
>> this
>> discussion forward in the coming weeks:
>> First, it's clear that there is a balance to be struck between top down
>> planning driven by unifying themes as identified at the F2F [2] vs.
>> stepping in quickly and effectively on other high priority matters that
>> need attention.  I don't think we yet know what the right balance is.
>> Also, we haven't >yet< shown that we can use the themes we gathered 
>> at the
>> F2F to motivate specific work items with clear goals and measures of
>> success.  Even if the themes do prove effective, we'll need to be nimble
>> about taking up other high priority work from time to time.  So, we need
>> to propose more specific activities under each theme, and to prioritize
>> both the big themes and the specific activities.
>> Let's try in email in the coming weeks to make progress, building on 
>> what
>> we did at the F2F.  There are multiple threads we'll need to pursue in
>> parallel, iterating until we have a set of particular deliverables
>> organized by high priority themes, or else perhaps until the point where
>> we decide that themes aren't serving us after all.  Below my 
>> signature are
>> a set of questions I think we should be discussing between now and the
>> F2F.
>> I propose that we let this discussion go on as a background activity 
>> for a
>> few weeks to see whether it proves fruitful.  In the meantime, we have
>> quite a few items left over from last week's agenda, as well as one 
>> or two
>> new ones, and they look worthwhile to me.  I'll be scheduling those for
>> telcons on the 26th and the 2nd, while keeping an eye on this discussion
>> of long term priorities.  Thank you.
>> Thank you.
>> Noah
>> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2009Mar/0138.html
>> [2] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2009/03/05-whiteboard-priorities.txt
>> [3] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2009/03/03-TAG-issue-status.html
>> -------------------------------------
>> *       Of the 6 themes identified [2] at the F2F, and of the particular
>> items listed under them, help us set priorities.  Should we focus on 
>> all 6
>> equally?  Are the themes in fact useful in setting priorities?
> My suggestion is that we focus on 4
> - HTML TAG soup and versioning
> Maybe new note to tell the story of how this works in HML5 using 
> ultra-liberal parsing?
> (Separately get JAR's node on versioning in general out -- useful IMHO 
> but not for HTML5) 
> - Access to metadata
> This is timely.  We should make a finding which could be a part of a 
> new Arch Doc which
> described how to get metadata using link headers etc. And we should 
> review the 3 drafts Noah points to.
> - Naming
> Get this finding done and wrapped up and off the agenda.
> - Semantic web a la awwsw
> We track two:
> - Security, which we feel is important but do not have in-group 
> expertise really.
> - Mobile, looking or issues in mobile which are different from normal 
> web arch.
> Tim
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