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Re: Possible post-1.0 extension to simplification: not precluding it

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2021 09:30:15 -0400
To: Matthew Atkinson <matkinson@tpgi.com>
Cc: public-personalization-tf <public-personalization-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <YQfzZ886OreIqVMl@rednote.net>
Hi Matthew, All:

This topic has come up in several guises over the years. I believe the
stars are finally aligned so that we may actually get somehwere useful

I'm looking at the W3C process draft for 2021 that proposes W3C
registries. We also have an agreement with Epub Accessibility to hold a
joint APA plus Epub meeting during TPAC to discuss systematized
metadata, which is where I believe your proposal comes into play.

Other aspects I've been interested in for metadata include identifying
the relevant human knowledge domain--something physical libraries have
been doing for several centuries (using lexical schema such as the Dewey
Decimal Classification). Imagine how more useful SEO would be with
metadata like that!



Matthew Atkinson writes:
> Hi all,
> Some time back when I was in academia, we did some research on filtering documents not only for the level of essentiality of information, but also taking into consideration whom the information is for. For example: a manager, dev, QA, would have different ideas as to what's essential in a given document, so the filtering was not just on the level of importance, but also on the audience.
> I was wondering if, in future, the group may be interested in extending the spec to cater for something like this? That would definitely be post-1.0 work, but if we think it's a possibility, is there anything we can do now to avoid precluding it as a possibility later?
> I have some high-level technical thoughts on how it could be done and what we'd need to address now to avoid precluding it later—if the group is interested—which I can provide in a follow-up email if you're interested and you think it's in scope for this group.
> best regards,
> Matthew
> Our original paper on this (which is based on DocBook and I'm not suggesting we do it this way in HTML)...
> ACM link (via digital object identifier): <https://doi.org/10.1145/1133219.1133222>
> Institutional repository full-text link: <https://repository.lboro.ac.uk/articles/conference_contribution/Opening_up_access_to_online_documents_using_essentiality_tracks/9405701?file=17022413>
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Janina Sajka

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Co-Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures	http://www.w3.org/wai/apa
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