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URGENT: bodyValue

From: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:02:45 -0800
Message-ID: <CABevsUF+JAZV=Vbsw=p==YwiGBRoihtnv3MF6X7QTpP7vaPKTg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Web Annotation <public-annotation@w3.org>
One of our exit criteria is:

    The bodyValue property of an Annotation.

However according to the report (
http://td.spec-ops.io/test-results/annotation-model/all.html), we have only
one implementation of bodyValue (EF).  It's 1:4 in the annotation optionals

I don't believe we'll get a second implementation of it, so do we:

* Just remove the exit criterion, as it's an optional feature anyway
    -- But there's a lot of optional features that are still exit criteria
* Move the feature to an appendix, following Composite/List
    -- But it wasn't marked at risk like those classes
* Mark the feature at-risk and remove it before PR
    -- But we rejected this approach for the other features in the same
* Remove the feature completely
    -- But this would be a big change without formal discussion

My preference hasn't changed, which would be to remove it completely.  That
we don't have implementations that use it, and we do have implementations
that use TextualBody is evidence that the rationale for it (TextualBody is
too hard) is unjustified.



Rob Sanderson
Semantic Architect
The Getty Trust
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Received on Friday, 11 November 2016 18:03:18 UTC

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