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Re: [web-annotation] Embedding annotations in the target document

From: Ivan Herman via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:32:32 +0000
To: public-annotation@w3.org
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I have the impression that two different issues are mixed up here. 

1. What to do with embedding of annotations in the target document. 
That is the original issue, I believe, and I agree postponing it. It 
has not been seriously discussed in the group so far, it is a typical 
topic for the next possible incarnation of the group.
2. The issue raised by @csarven is, I believe, different. At present 
the model document allows for a more detailed characterization of the 
body. See many of the sections in [Section 
3.2](https://w3c.github.io/web-annotation/model/wd/#bodies-and-targets)
 of the current latest draft. Eg, set the language, creator, media 
type, etc. I believe the issue/question is whether the same facilities
 should be provided to targets as well.

Considering @csarven: although I can see the point of doing this, eg, 
specifying that the target is a moving image, I am not sure those are 
annotation specific use cases. Using RDF (whether in JSON-LD or Turtle
 or RDFa) means that those extra properties can be added, of course, 
to any target, but I do not believe that it is the issue for the WA 
model to provide a fine characterization of the target; it is pretty 
reasonable to say that the focus is on the body which is, in some 
sense, the "active" part of an annotation. In other words, I do not 
see any modification on the model.

I would be o.k. if the document included a note somewhere in that 
section making it clear to the reader that application MAY use the 
properties like dctypes or dcterms to further characterize the target,
 too, but this document concentrates on the body only. Or something 
like that. 



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