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RE: definition of Web Publication

From: Benjamin Young <byoung@bigbluehat.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:43:40 +0000
To: Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>, Hugh McGuire <hugh@rebus.foundation>
CC: Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org>, Rachel Comerford <rachel.comerford@macmillan.com>, Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>, "W3C Publishing Working Group" <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
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Yes, but those are not *required* to be available offline. That's the distinction.

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From: Daniel Weck [mailto:daniel.weck@gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 12:58 PM
To: Hugh McGuire <hugh@rebus.foundation>
Cc: Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org>; Rachel Comerford <rachel.comerford@macmillan.com>; Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>; W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Subject: Re: definition of Web Publication

On 28 July 2017 at 17:12, Hugh McGuire <hugh@rebus.foundation> wrote:
> I disagree with Ben:
> “The requirement of a publication being available sans-network 
> connection is one of the key components of making a Web Publications 
> unique next to Web Apps and and Web Sites.”

I agree with your disagreement :)
Offline-ability (via packaging a-la EPUB, or via Service Worker / smart caching) may indeed be a key aspect, but it is certainly not unique to "Web Publications". There are many web "apps" and web "sites" that offer such functionality, today.
/Daniel

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