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RE: definition of Web Publication

From: Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:35:32 -0400
To: "'Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken'" <tsiegman@wiley.com>, "'W3C Publishing Working Group'" <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <008801d304a3$40e535a0$c2afa0e0$@gmail.com>
It's a somewhat vague definition, I find. What really sets it apart from a
web page or web site, for example? Those have constituent resources, are
uniquely identifiable and viewable using OWP technologies. It also leaves
open the question of what "organized together" means.


I hate writing quick responses to terminology, but something like the
following would be more where my thinking is:


A Web Publication (WP) is a representation of an artistic or intellectual
work using Open Web Platform technologies. It is defined by a collection of
constituent resources linked together through a manifest.




From: Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken [mailto:tsiegman@wiley.com] 
Sent: July 24, 2017 1:04 PM
To: W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Subject: definition of Web Publication


The DPUB IG proposed a definition of Web Publications [1, 2]


Here are the short definitions. Please see [1] for the longer definition.


*  A Web Publication (WP) is a collection of one or more constituent
resources, organized together in a uniquely identifiable grouping that may
be presented using standard Open Web Platform technologies. 

*  A Packaged Web Publication (PWP) is a Web Publication
<https://www.w3.org/TR/pwp/#dfn-web-publication>  whose constituent
resources are combined into a single distributable file, using some standard
packaging format. 

*  In this document, manifest refers to an abstract means to contain
information necessary to the proper management, rendering, and so on, of a
publication. This is opposed to metadata that contains information on the
content of the publication like author, publication date, and so on. The
precise format of how such a manifest is stored is not considered in this


If you are happy with these definitions, a simple +1 vote is sufficient. If
you are not, please vote -1 and propose revisions.


Thank you,


[1] https://www.w3.org/TR/pwp/#whatisawebpublication

[2] https://www.w3.org/TR/pwp/#terminology 


Tzviya Siegman

Information Standards Lead



tsiegman@wiley.com <mailto:tsiegman@wiley.com>  

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