Re: TV Glossary

From: Michael A. Dolan (miked@tbt.com)
Date: Wed, Sep 01 1999


Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19990901131335.041484c0@cts.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 1999 13:13:35 -0700
To: www-tv@w3.org (WWW TV List)
From: "Michael A. Dolan" <miked@tbt.com>
Subject: Re: TV Glossary

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I wish it were that easy.  They are fine as they are, but not 
sufficient.

At 08:26 PM 9/1/99 +0300, Kimmo Loytana wrote:
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>Michael,
>
>Now that Warner pointed out the existing W3C document about URIs,
>I would prefer using the terminology defined in that one 
>for those terms that are defined in it.
>I think these definitions are fairly good and especially do not 
clash
>with different semantics being used elsewhere.
>
>Regards,
>Kimmo
>
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>"EXT Michael A. Dolan" wrote:
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>> Rich, Kimmo, et al-
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>> As I said earlier, my definitions do not match up with any one
>> organization, and I knew this discussion would happen anyway 
despite
>> my making that disclaimer.
>> 
>> The problem is that an [MPEG] "re-alignment" changes the meaning.  
A
>> Program in MPEG is not a Program in the Studio.  So, what do we do
>> when someone from Disney Studios wants to re-align the [MPEG]
>> definitions to match their usage?  Or someone from ATSC wants to 
use
>> "virtual channel" instead of the DVB "service", or, etc.  Using 
this
>> pocess, we will *never* converge on definitions.
>> 
>> And, I really hesitate to invent a bunch of new terms that are
>> meaningless to everyone.
>> 
>> I wanted badly to defer to SMPTE EG28, but I found it is somewhat 
out
>> of date (1993) and didn't contain everything that was needed.
>> 
>> So, I'd like to propose the following "rules" for our Glossary:
>> 
>> 1. We defer to SMPTE EG28 as the first authority.
>> 2. If the term is not defined there, then use the MPEG definition
>> 3. If the term is not defined there, only then we can debate it.
>> 
>> Is this acceptable to everyone?
>> 
>> [For those of you that don't have EG28, "Program" is undefined, so 
we
>> would use the MPEG definition as Kimmo has proposed ;-)]
>> 
>>         Mike
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