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Re: definition of Web Publication

From: Hugh McGuire <hugh@rebus.foundation>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:39:45 -0400
Message-ID: <CACeuPAhPw77diB_JQPFZDrV1GjMMcHh6epoPP6im7nacaZf+1Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bill Kasdorf <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>
Cc: Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@gmail.com>, Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>, AUDRAIN LUC <LAUDRAIN@hachette-livre.fr>, Garth Conboy <garth@google.com>, Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com>, "Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken" <tsiegman@wiley.com>, George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>, Avneesh Singh <avneesh.sg@gmail.com>, Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org>, Greg Albers <GAlbers@getty.edu>, W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
or, +1 to Hadrian.

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 3:32 PM, Hugh McGuire <hugh@rebus.foundation> wrote:

> Not sure I caught every word in this thread, but I would like to +1 this
> general definition:
>
>
>    - 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. (from Greg/Matt)
>
> This seems to be closing in on the minimum viable definition, which should
> be the target here (IMO). What minimum pieces of data do we need to *know*
> we are looking at a web publication?
> — collection of resources
> — with a manifest
> — uniquely identifiable
> — suggested reading order
>
> probably unnecessary?
> — “available online" (isn’t this implied?)
>
> probably aspirational:
> — "available offline” is, I would argue, aspirational but not necessarily
> strictly required?
>
> probably not necessary:
> — “explicitly authored/created” … the spec should not care how the thing
> came to exist, just whether it is a thing or not. And, how would a
> validation system check to see if something is explicitly authored or
> created?
>
> So, if I could make a +1 minus a few things, I would edit down to:
>
>
>    - *A Web Publication is a *[delete:n 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*[delete:, and available online or
>    off]*. (from Greg/Matt)*
>
> Giving us:
>
>
>    - A Web Publication is a 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. (from Greg/Matt)
>
>
>


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