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RE: definition of Web Publication

From: Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:02:43 -0400
To: "'AUDRAIN LUC'" <LAUDRAIN@hachette-livre.fr>, "'Avneesh Singh'" <avneesh.sg@gmail.com>, "'Garth Conboy'" <garth@google.com>, "'Laurent Le Meur'" <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org>
Cc: "'Leonard Rosenthol'" <lrosenth@adobe.com>, "'Greg Albers'" <GAlbers@getty.edu>, <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00aa01d30607$17a3e0f0$46eba2d0$@gmail.com>
A general +1 to everything you've said, Luc. I also prefer Greg's original
wording. I only wonder if it would make sense to be even more explicit that
we're creating a work out of the resources, and that's what makes a
publication unique. For example:

 

A Web Publication is an explicitly authored/created collection of one or
more constituent resources, bound together through a manifest into a single
logical work with a defined though not necessarily required reading order.
The Web Publication is uniquely identifiable, presentable using Open Web
Platform technologies, and available online or off.

 

(As a side note, I hate acronyms in specifications and would prefer we avoid
WP as a shorthand, even if we use it for simplicity in discussions.)

 

Matt

 

From: AUDRAIN LUC [mailto:LAUDRAIN@hachette-livre.fr] 
Sent: July 26, 2017 4:32 AM
To: Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com>; Matt Garrish
<matt.garrish@gmail.com>; 'Garth Conboy' <garth@google.com>; 'Laurent Le
Meur' <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org>
Cc: 'Leonard Rosenthol' <lrosenth@adobe.com>; 'Greg Albers'
<GAlbers@getty.edu>; public-publ-wg@w3.org
Subject: Re: definition of Web Publication

 

Hi,

 

Boundedness/boudaries and creator intent: Work

This is where the library FRBR model brought us in IG to speak about 
“manifested” (in the FRBR [frbr] sense) .

There is a boundary around what has been chosen, curated, included in the WP
by the creator/editor. 

*	I use creator and not author, so that we don’t think it is only for
books… IMO, it is also relevant for any document

*	I think it is more than  organized . In the  FRBR sense , it
brings the idea of a manifestation of a work.

*	The creator's intent makes him create and/or choose content that
represent for him/her an intellectual idea, the work.
*	A WP is a possibility to manifest in digital form this work 

 

This confort the idea that a WP differs from a website by its manifest (that
should reflect somehow the manifestation boundaries)

=> I support Greg’s wording  A Web Publication (WP) is a[n explicitly
authored/created] collection of one or more constituent resources, bound
together 

 

Controlled updating:

We shouldn’t limit these boundaries to  static content .

I like here the idea brought by Jason  an algorithm : WP content should be
updatable under the control of a creator algorithm.

This kind of updating includes the dynamic view of the web in the boundaries
of the WP.

 

Out of bounds: a generic link to a Web page that may disappear in time is
IMO 

Within bounds: an internal process included by the creator in a WP making a
call to a controlled set of data from a reliable source

 

=> the WP Definition should somehow reflects this essential processable
nature of WP, perhaps in adding that algorithm are among the primary
resources?

 

Best,

Luc

 

De : Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com <mailto:avneesh.sg@gmail.com> >
Date : mercredi 26 juillet 2017  05:57
 : Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@gmail.com <mailto:matt.garrish@gmail.com> >,
'Garth Conboy' <garth@google.com <mailto:garth@google.com> >, 'Laurent Le
Meur' <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org <mailto:laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org> >
Cc : 'Leonard Rosenthol' <lrosenth@adobe.com <mailto:lrosenth@adobe.com> >,
'Greg Albers' <GAlbers@getty.edu <mailto:GAlbers@getty.edu> >,
"public-publ-wg@w3.org <mailto:public-publ-wg@w3.org> "
<public-publ-wg@w3.org <mailto:public-publ-wg@w3.org> >
Objet : Re: definition of Web Publication
Renvoyer - De : <public-publ-wg@w3.org <mailto:public-publ-wg@w3.org> >
Renvoyer - Date : mercredi 26 juillet 2017  05:57

 

We have developed a lot of usecases on basis of current stage of publishing
industry, which is good.

At the same time, the publishing industry is likely to evolve with time, and
soon we may see the publications that are updated on weekly or even daily
basis.

I see the following differences between publications and webpages.

1. Publisher defined Boundaries and reading order for at least primary
resources. 

2. Well defined information about major and minor updates.

3. well defined metadata (point 2 is also related to it).

4. Online as well as offline access.

 

With regards

Avneesh

From: Matt Garrish 

Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 05:09

To: 'Garth Conboy' ; 'Laurent Le Meur' 

Cc: 'Leonard Rosenthol' ; 'Greg Albers' ; public-publ-wg@w3.org
<mailto:public-publ-wg@w3.org>  

Subject: RE: definition of Web Publication

 

The phrase "intentional curation" sounds more like what web publications
enable than a characteristic of the content, although I appreciate what is
being sought with it.

 

And leaving out boundedness from the definition while it was heavily
emphasized in the vision document doesn't make a lot of sense to me. What
makes publications unique from web pages is the idea that they represent a
bounded work, even if the bound is a single document. If that's not true,
then can we really call these "web publications" or are they just
"identifiable document sets on the web"?

 

Matt

 

From: Garth Conboy [mailto:garth@google.com] 
Sent: July 25, 2017 5:12 PM
To: Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org
<mailto:laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org> >
Cc: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com <mailto:lrosenth@adobe.com> >;
Greg Albers <GAlbers@getty.edu <mailto:GAlbers@getty.edu> >;
public-publ-wg@w3.org <mailto:public-publ-wg@w3.org> 
Subject: Re: definition of Web Publication

 

And to a certain extent these "bounds" could also be the part of the
publication that is published on the publication date, and can be expected
not to change without a new publication.  This lack of change after
publication is key to me (or at least some way to get back to the
"originally published content") -- signatures may play a role here.

 

Best,

   Garth

 

On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 1:34 PM, Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org
<mailto:laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org> > wrote:

The bounds of a WP are IMO the resources that will be packaged when a PWP is
created. Take the exemple of an html page (a primary resource of a WP)
containing a video hosted on YouTube. The video content will stay out of the
boundaries of the PWP. We can package some constituents of a WP, not all of
them.

 

Laurent

 

Le 25 juil. 2017  22:20, Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com
<mailto:lrosenth@adobe.com> > a crit :

 

I don’t understand how a user would ever know (or care) about the “bounds”
of a WP.  Can you give an example?

 

At its simplest, a PWP is a WP that has been packaged up into a single
physical container of content (ala EPUB).  Beyond that, we still have lots
of work to do to understand how (if at all) it would differ from a WP. 

 

On the “states” issue, we spent a *lot* of time in the IG trying to use that
states model and when we presented it to the rest of the W3C it was too
confusing for many as it’s a very complex grid.   It’s also not clear
whether we actually need all the various differences in that grid given many
things going on with the OWP itself…

 

Leonard

 

From: Greg Albers <GAlbers@getty.edu <mailto:GAlbers@getty.edu> >
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 3:30 PM
To: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com <mailto:lrosenth@adobe.com> >
Cc: Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org
<mailto:laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org> >, "public-publ-wg@w3.org
<mailto:public-publ-wg@w3.org> " <public-publ-wg@w3.org
<mailto:public-publ-wg@w3.org> >
Subject: Re: definition of Web Publication

 

Thanks all. Glad to be here and I think, now that I gave the w3c permission
to archive my posts, they'll show up here normally.

 

Leonard, good thoughts, thanks! On this though:

 

?       “bound” vs. organized:  The word bound, to me, feels more like
packaging – and so I think we should avoid it for now.  But it’s a good word
for when we get to PWP

 

I would argue that a Web Publication, whether packaged or not, must have a
sense of boundedness. That those boundaries and a users implicit or explicit
understanding of them are a key to exactly what distinguishes a web
publication from a website. Particularly from a user's (reader's)
perspective, whereas yes, I think from a user agent's perspective, it is the
manifest. That makes a lot of sense to me.

 

A related question I had for you all was around the distinction between a WP
and a PWP. To me packaging is a state of a WP not a separate entity from it.
And even in our charter it states the PWP as something that we might define
and spec out but that we might not depending on activities elsewhere in the
w3c. Shouldn't then our definition of a WP encompass its states more
holistically. Online v offline, packaged v not packaged, with everything v
only with essential resources, etc...? 

 

Thanks,

Greg 

 

 


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On Jul 25, 2017, at 10:54 AM, Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com
<mailto:lrosenth@adobe.com> > wrote:

Greg had an excellent point about curation, so let me try to add that in
using a term that we’ve been trying out here (so feedback on that welcome
too)

 

A Web Publication (WP) is an intentionally curated collection of one or more
Web resources organized together through a manifest and presented to users
using Open Web Platform technologies.

 

There were some other things in the suggestion that I didn’t take and I’d
like to explain

?       “bound” vs. organized:  The word bound, to me, feels more like
packaging – and so I think we should avoid it for now.  But it’s a good word
for when we get to PWP 

?       “uniquely identifiable grouping”: As we have discussed,
identification of a WP is a separate issue so that doesn’t belong in the
definition 

?       “reading order”: Having this in the manifest definition, I saw no
need to duplicate it in the WP definition.

 

Leonard

 

From: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com <mailto:lrosenth@adobe.com> >
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 1:34 PM
To: Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org
<mailto:laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org> >, "public-publ-wg@w3.org
<mailto:public-publ-wg@w3.org> " <public-publ-wg@w3.org
<mailto:public-publ-wg@w3.org> >
Subject: Re: definition of Web Publication
Resent-From: <public-publ-wg@w3.org <mailto:public-publ-wg@w3.org> >
Resent-Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 1:34 PM

 

Laurent - good rewrites, but let me play with it a bit…

 

Do we really need the middle sentence? It doesn’t say anything useful (IMO).
The first and third, however are good.   We can then put it all together as:

 

A Web Publication (WP) is a collection of one or more Web resources
organized together through a manifest and presented to users using Open Web
Platform technologies.

 

Now to apply some simplification to the Manifest definition:

 

A manifest is structured information about a Web Publication, such as
informative metadata and the default reading order of its primary
constituents. 

 

I’m not thrilled with that since it’s still not clear to me if we want all
that stuff (metadata + resources + reading order + ….) in a single
“manifest” *or* we will end up with multiple ones (but even then, it may
still conceptually be a manifest).

 

Thoughts?

 

Leonard

 

From: Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org
<mailto:laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org> >
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 11:38 AM
To: "public-publ-wg@w3.org <mailto:public-publ-wg@w3.org> "
<public-publ-wg@w3.org <mailto:public-publ-wg@w3.org> >
Cc: W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org
<mailto:public-publ-wg@w3.org> >
Subject: Re: definition of Web Publication
Resent-From: <public-publ-wg@w3.org <mailto:public-publ-wg@w3.org> >
Resent-Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 11:38 AM

 

The current definition is facing a large set of comments. From these
comments, I tried a variant of Matt's proposal:

 

A Web Publication (WP) is a collection of one or more Web resources
organized together through a manifest. The content of a Web Publication can
take a wide variety of forms, from formal artistic and intellectual works to
ad hoc documents and memos. Web Publications are presented to end-users
using Open Web Platform technologies.

 

A manifest is the structured information necessary for the proper
identification and description of a Web Publication, plus the default
reading order of its primary constituents. 

 

Laurent

 

 
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