Re: [AR Standards Discussion] Getting started with the W3C AR Community Group

Id just point out, if you are focusing on Web-based AR, that thats an
 AR browser implementation solution - so you shouldn't also cover the
 standard for the data itself, as they are two very different things*.

 (Just as HTML specification specifies how html code should be
 displayed - it doesn't say what languages and technology's the browser
 should use to do that. Browsers can thus be coded in many languages,
 and use all sorts of techniques to display the same results. AR
 browsers should be the exact same).

 The discussion of the data standard and code to display that standard
 are thus two separate discussions, and the goal should be quite
 explicit on which it aims to do.

 [/2 cents]


 * with the possibly exception of the 3D format, as web-based tech
 would limit that to certain types, while non web based browsers could
 support anything. Thus the non-ones should conform to the web standard
 3D anyway. (which I think was more heavily towards being X3D - which
 as long as it serialises nicely I see no downside to using in any
 scenario). In either case, this would be a job for the data-standard to only
choose formats both lisence free and suitable for web use.

On 20 August 2011 04:43, Rob Manson <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> the W3C AR Community Group has been established and is now open for
> people to join.  Great work on proposing the group Ya Knygar.
> Now I think it would be good to make some clear plans about what the
> goals of the group are and what the scope of our activities are.
> From my perspective this would simply be:
>        "The development of a Web Standards based model
>        for Augmented Reality"
> If you have a proposal for an alternate goal/scope then please submit it
> and we can run a poll to select what the group runs with.
> Also, I don't think this group is going to work if we just automatically
> make everyone who joins a co-chair 8)  At the moment everyone who has
> signed up has been made chair.  I'd rather see us first establish the
> goals for the group, then run a poll to decide how the group will be
> managed and who the chair/s are.  We don't need to be too formal...but a
> little structure would be good I think.
> We will also need to clearly define how this groups is different from
> the existing AR related groups that have formed already.  I think the
> goal I've proposed above does that (e.g. focus solely on Web Based
> AR) ...but more discussion is obviously required.
> So, please join the group and get involved in this important discussion.
> There's a lot happening and a lot of APIs that will directly impact the
> future of a Web Based AR are being defined right now. So now is the
> perfect time to get this up and running.
> roBman
> PS: I've cc'd all the related groups I'm involved in to encourage anyone
> with a stake in related technologies and APIs to join this group.
> PPS: I've also cc'd in the W3C Community people as I think this
> discussion is as much about Community Group process as it is about the
> content of our group.
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