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Re: simplicity or web developer friendliness as requirements?

From: Ed Parsons <eparsons@google.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:15:15 +0000
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To: Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>, SDW WG Public List <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>, Alejandro Llaves <allaves@fi.upm.es>
Hi All,

I agree with the sentiment, we should aspire for simplicity and recognise a
broad community of users outside the traditional geospatial community -
Maybe however this is best captured in the next deliverable the BP document


On Mon, 1 Jun 2015 at 16:27 Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl> wrote:

> Dear friends of spatial data on the web,
> There have been several calls for inclusion of requirements for simplicity
> in the UCR document. While I think simplicity is an extremely important
> aspect of system design, it seems to be a very general principle, something
> not exclusively spatial. For that reason I think we can't have requirements
> like 'spatial data on the web should be easy to use' in the UCR document.
> It is also possible to find some more narrowed down calls for simplicity,
> focused on web developers particularly, asking for JSON and JQuery
> support for example, or saying that expertise on geographic data should not
> be necessary to work with spatial data on the web. I wonder if it is
> possible to define a functional requirement in the UCR document if this
> focus is applied. But again, compliance with existing standards and best
> practices for web development is hard to view as something inherently
> spatial.
> Are there people that feel strongly about having a requirement for
> simplicity or web developer friendliness in the UCR document? If so, can
> you suggest a way to phrase such a requirement so that it is clearly in
> scope for the SDWWG?
> Regards,
> Frans
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