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Proposal 1b to address issue-dbooth-3 (ambiguity)

From: Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) <dbooth@hp.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 18:46:35 -0400
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To: "GRDDL Working Group" <public-grddl-wg@w3.org>

This proposal supercedes the proposal at
The only change is to soften the wording in part 3b that makes reference
to the proposed Note.  The intent is to not create any requirement for
the WG to publish such a Note, but to leave the door open in case I am
able to come up with a complete draft that the WG agrees to publish.


1. We adopt the 3-character normative change described in

2. I write a separate Working Group Note that defines the notion of
"complete GRDDL result", which would be referenced from the GRDDL spec.
GRDDL-aware agents would NOT be required to implement this. 
A draft of this Note is currently available at:

3. In conjunction with this Note, we adopt the following two changes to
the GRDDL spec:

a. To enable complete GRDDL results to be determined when namespace or
profile documents are used, add the following sentence to the end of the
Faithful Renditions section:
Furthermore, by serving a representation of a namespace or profile
document that indicates any namespace or profile transformations, the
author of that document states that every representation that indicates
any namespace or profile transformations indicates the same set of
namespace or profile transformations.

b. In sec 7 (GRDDL-aware agents), before the example, add:
Determining Complete GRDDL Results

In some cases, the person or application making use of a GRDDL-aware
agent may wish to know whether the GRDDL results obtained from an XML
document are known to constitute <i>all</i> of the GRDDL results that
the document was intended to denote.  This specification does not define
a notion of <i>complete GRDDL results</i>, but as of this writing the
GRDDL Working Group is considering publishing such a definition as a
separate Working Group Note.  Implementers of GRDDL-aware agents would
be encouraged, but not required, to make use of such a definition if one
is published.

David Booth, Ph.D.
HP Software
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