Re: Comments in submitted documents (was: Re: webtv-Issue-20: TV Querying and Control)

Hi Francois,

As the issues were raised originally by me, I believe it is my  
responsibility to update the wiki page in this way. I'll be adding the  
comments raised shortly.


On Mon, 06 Jun 2011 11:14:10 +0100, Francois Daoust <> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 06/06/2011 10:17 AM, Russell Berkoff wrote:
> [...]
>> I’ve repeated the Justification section since the W3 tools do not allow  
>> comments to be attached to submitted document.
> It's certainly good practice to use the mailing-list for discussions, so  
> repeating here is de facto a good idea, but the wiki page could be  
> directly updated as well to incorporate changes and comments. The tool  
> would track all changes, allowing to highlight the changes and rollback  
> if needed through the history tab.
> For comments, one simple solution would be to prefix the text with the  
> name of the person who makes the change. Using wiki markup, one could  
> actually simply start his comment with ~~~ (3 tildes) and the tool would  
> replace that with the username when the page gets updated. See:
> Francois.
>> *Justification:*
>>     * Allows the creation of user interfaces utilizing companion device  
>> features, such as touch screens. Such interfaces may have greater  
>> usability than can be achieved with a traditional infra-red button  
>> based remote control and on-television interface.
>> UPnP allows any device to act as an external control point. This device  
>> can determine the current state of the rendering device as well as  
>> control the device.
>>     * Standardisation could facilitate a new ecosystem of interfaces.
>>     * Existing standards for home network communication are not  
>> available from the browser context
>> Actually CEA-2014-B has a web-binding for UPnP devices. PHP has a  
>> binding for UPnP Devices (GUPnP). A desirable goal of this TF is to  
>> have W3C also publish these (or similar bindings).
>>     * Existing standards (UPnP?) do not support query and control of  
>> content playback where the content is not being streamed between devices
>> UPnP embodies no such restriction. There is nothing in UPnP that  
>> precludes a MediaRenderer from publishing locally based changes of  
>> device state. If anything this would be encouraged to provide a  
>> consistent user experience.
>> Regards,
>> Russell Berkoff
>> Samsung

| Matt Hammond
| Research Engineer, BBC R&D, Centre House, London

Received on Monday, 6 June 2011 10:19:48 UTC