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Re: [pwg] What are we trying to accomplish?

From: Bill Kasdorf <kasdorf.bill@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 14:57:54 -0500
Message-ID: <CALhciFj17LYNcSQ+L-o3ioQtrqU-BK3Ts2nVbE8ftVwUDsTeNQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken" <tsiegman@wiley.com>
Cc: "public-publ-wg@w3.org" <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Thanks, Tzviya.--Bill K


On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 12:55 PM, Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken <
tsiegman@wiley.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
>
>
> We’ve had a few discussions on calls and on this list recently that make
> it clear that it’s time to review the goals of the group.
>
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> We have a charter [1] that makes our goals explicit. “The WG will specify *Web
> Publications* and identify what they need the *underlying Web platform to
> provide*. It will build upon existing platform technologies specified by
> other groups, where available, seeking to fill gaps by assuring that the
> unique requirements of Web Publications are addressed by features
> (including optional features) or extension points in those specifications.”
> (emphasis added)
>
>
>
> So, we are defining:
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>    1. Web Publications (not EPUB, which is a different aspect of our
>    charter, and there are likely overlaps)
>    2. What Web Publications need from the Web Platform
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>
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> We have a lot of information in our current draft of Web Publications [2].
> We have reached consensus about many major issues, such as some minimum
> metadata. We all agree that the WP needs to include a list of objects it
> contains, which for lack of a better term we have been calling a manifest.
>
>
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> In the “Address” [3] section of our current draft, we also state that the
> WP has an entry point that links to this manifest. Most of the discussion
> we have been having recently has been about Manifest. For some, the details
> of whether we should or should not use and/or extend Web App Manifest [4]
> may be a little confusing, but that is not relevant to the conversation
> that has led us to what seems to be a total impasse.
>
>
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> *The question is this: When a User Agent (no matter what kind) encounters
> this manifest, what happens? In other words, what does WP need the Web
> Platform to provide?*
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>
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> If you have suggestions, from a technical or business perspective, please
> respond. If you have built an implementation that answers this question,
> please tell us about it or post some links to it.
>
>
>
> Please do not tell us that others are wrong. Please do not tell us why the
> charter is flawed. Please do not tell us that we are in pursuit of an
> errant dream. If you have these opinions, they are important to share, but
> please do not mix discussions of chartering and scope of the group and
> charter with technical issues. It leads to endless back and forth and
> prevents us from getting anything accomplished.
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>
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> To those who have been sharing implementations and positive discussion,
> thank you, and keep up the good work.
>
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> I look forward to a productive call on Monday.
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>
> Tzviya
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> [1] https://www.w3.org/2017/04/publ-wg-charter/
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> [2] https://w3c.github.io/wpub/
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> [3] https://w3c.github.io/wpub/#wp-address
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> [4] https://w3c.github.io/manifest/
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> *Tzviya Siegman*
>
> Information Standards Lead
>
> Wiley
>
> 201-748-6884 <(201)%20748-6884>
>
> tsiegman@wiley.com
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>
>
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