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Re: [Glossary] Definition of a portable document (and other things...)

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2015 06:22:51 +0200
Cc: W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>, Deborah Kaplan <dkaplan@safaribooksonline.com>, Ralph Swick <swick@w3.org>, Bill Kasdorf <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>, Bill McCoy <bmccoy@idpf.org>
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To: Olaf Drümmer <olaf@druemmer.com>

> On 07 Sep 2015, at 21:39 , Olaf Drümmer <olaf@druemmer.com> wrote:
> Would this discussion become easier if based on a starting point like:
> On 7 Sep 2015, at 16:48, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org <mailto:ivan@w3.org>> wrote:
>> [[[
>> A **Web Document** is a uniquely identifiable and curated set of interrelated Web resources. A Web Document should be constructed of resources whose formats enable (individually or in conjunction with other resources in the same Web Document) a graceful adaptation to the users' needs.
>> A **Portable (Web) Document** is a Web Document that has enough information to ensure a graceful degradation when presented to the user even offline. A Portable Web Document should also include enough information for a graceful adaptation to the user's needs.
>> ]]]
> we distinguished between
> 	**Web Document** and **good Web Document**
> and also between
> 	**Portable (Web) Document**  and **good Portable (Web) Document**
> Requirements like "graceful adaptation to the users' needs" are all fine, but some web documents might just not adapt gracefully and still would have to be called a web documents…

I am a bit afraid of overcomplicating things by introducing too many terms.  This is why it says "should" and not a "must": this is a pragmatic choice...


> Just my 2 cents…
> Olaf

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