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Re: presentable using OWP technologies?

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2017 17:36:00 +0200
Cc: W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <16A86C86-C36F-490E-82BF-423880778F3F@w3.org>
To: Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@gmail.com>

> On 1 Aug 2017, at 17:27, Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@gmail.com <mailto:matt.garrish@gmail.com>> wrote:
> Apologies for another definition question, but...
> What does it mean that a web publication can be presented using open web platform technologies? OWP technologies don't actually do the presenting, browsers do. (Or what is the definition of OWP being used?)

I am not sure I see the problem. Yes, browsers, a particular family of software that use OWP technologies to present. But it is not clear then what 'browser' means. If I have an embedded html presenter in some multimedia development environment used to display a documentation: is that embedded piece a browser? I do not think people would consider it as such, but it is a perfectly o.k. environment to display a WP, ie, an online documentation. In other words, by even mentioning the term 'browser' would restrict the scope of the definition.

The software that present a WP are based on technologies defined by OWP specifications. That may be a more precise way of saying it, but it is quite a mouthful… so I believe what is there sounds fine.

My 2 cents


> If we mean primary resources must be constructed using OWP technologies, that excludes image and multimedia formats, and technically even HTML4 or XHTML 1.1. I didn't get the impression that's what people wanted when we discussed the primary resources definition.
> The only answer I have so far is that it needs to say "is presentable using Web browsing technologies", but I wanted to check if that makes sense to people before revising?
> Matt

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