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Re: Goal of this group?

From: Arved Sandstrom <asandstrom2@eastlink.ca>
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2013 15:38:07 -0400
Message-id: <52C07A1F.1010601@eastlink.ca>
To: public-ppl@w3.org
An emerging consensus seems to be that we adhere to the name of the 
group and discuss all publishing possibilities. Including your approach.

I sincerely hope we don't develop a new standard - there are too many 
now, and there is way too much NIH going on. There is also evidently no 
improvement happening - has anyone actually even stepped back and 
clinically examined EPUB, for example? Maybe it's just me, but if the 
specs and related docs produced by the IPDF are substantially easier to 
understand than the XSLT+XSL-FO specs, or the PDF specs + docs for a 
typical library that generates PDF, I'll eat my shorts. Stuff like this 
(http://www.idpf.org/epub/30/spec/epub30-publications.html) is plain dreck.

Discussing current implementations? Sure, to the extent that we figure 
out how they can be improved. As you can tell from my above mini-rant, I 
dislike re-inventions of the wheel.


On 12/29/2013 06:15 AM, Patrick Gundlach wrote:
> Hi,
> is there any consensus on the goal of this group? Developing a new standard? Discussing current implementations?
> I am currently lost on what we are doing here :)
> Regards
>   Patrick
> Patrick Gundlach
> speedata
> Berlin, Germany
> +49 30 57705055
> http://speedata.github.io/publisher/
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