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[WICD-oT-3] WICD review - scope of the framework

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 11:28:47 +0900
Message-Id: <FBE41839-CA09-472A-AF4A-E0DC1FFFB459@w3.org>
To: public-cdf@w3.org

Dear CDF working group.

This is a comment on the W3C Working Draft Dated 09 August 2005 of  
"Compound Document Framework 1.0 and WICD Profiles"

The first part of the specification introduces itself as a  
"framework". It is not clear enough, however, what the scope, goals  
and boundaries of this framework are. The introduction, in this  
regard, is a little poor and introduces the concept of compound  
documents (without, however, giving them a clear definition). It  
should introduce the framework.

The framework should have a section defining its scope, clearly  
marked as such.

The framework, in its current wording, sometimes looks a little like  
a loose collection of techniques to combine xml-based content, both  
in terms of authoring, interpreting and visualizing. The underlying  
questions, which should be clarified, are "what is this framework  
defining" and "what are the actual classes of product that will  
implement it".

* What is this framework defining? The current text leans toward  
techniques for combining xml-based languages, but the organization of  
the document suggests that it is defining a framework for the  
creation of WICD profiles, e.g:
> WICD Core builds upon CDF.

At this point, it is my impression that CDF is not a framework upon  
which these profiles can be built. This makes the clarification of  
*how* the profiles are conforming to the framework difficult.

* What are the actual classes of product that will implement CDF?  
Define this somewhere, and when declaring features, precise which  
class of product they apply to, and how.

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