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RE: what formats count as primary resources?

From: Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:12:59 -0400
To: "'Romain'" <rdeltour@gmail.com>
Cc: "'W3C Publishing Working Group'" <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003f01d30792$79543de0$6bfcb9a0$@gmail.com>
> if we require that each primary resource has a link to a manifest, and
that we don't want to rely on HTTP headers, that rules out images, audio, or
video

 

Yes, this what I was wondering about after responding to the other thread
about embedding. Embedding forces an HTML page to be present, even if it
isn't really wanted, so there's no perfect answer.

 

But I was curious if, at a high level, there is a desired composition to the
content, as it will be useful to help judge the options.

 

Matt

 

From: Romain [mailto:rdeltour@gmail.com] 
Sent: July 28, 2017 3:18 AM
To: Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@gmail.com>
Cc: W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Subject: Re: what formats count as primary resources?

 

I'm tempted to say HTML-only, but I know some people will want e.g.
image-only publications for comic books.

 

In fact, I think this also depends on other things that have not been
discussed yet: for instance if we require that each primary resource has a
link to a manifest, and that we don't want to rely on HTTP headers, that
rules out images, audio, or video. (I'm not saying this is the right
approach, I'm just giving an example of a decision down the road that is
related to the issue at hand).

 

Romain.

 

 

On 28 Jul 2017, at 03:13, Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@gmail.com
<mailto:matt.garrish@gmail.com> > wrote:

 

Do we need to answer this question, or is the answer anything you can get a
browser to render?

 

For example, I can get some Chrome and Firefox to load audio and video files
without embedding in HTML, so are audio and video publications legitimate?

 

Or put another way, is universality of support a concern for web
publications, or perhaps only for epub?

 

Matt

 
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