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Re: Setting TAG Priorities - Next steps

From: Eran Hammer-Lahav <eran@hueniverse.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 13:50:19 -0700
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, "noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com" <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C6025C1B.15C11%eran@hueniverse.com>
We are working on one more round of revisions for the three drafts with the goal to move them to last call based on feedback. Do you think that will have any impact on setting the TAG's agenda and priorities?


On 4/8/09 11:19 AM, "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org> wrote:

On 2009-03 -22, at 11:10, 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

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.


[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.

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