[widgets] Draft Minutes for 30 July 2009 Voice Conf

The draft minutes from the July 30 Widgets voice conference are  
available at the following and copied below:


WG Members - if you have any comments, corrections, etc., please send  
them to the public-webapps mail list before 13 August 2009 (the next  
Widgets voice conference); otherwise these minutes will be considered  

-Regards, Art Barstow


       [1] http://www.w3.org/

                                - DRAFT -

                        Widgets Voice Conference

30 Jul 2009


       [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/ 

    See also: [3]IRC log

       [3] http://www.w3.org/2009/07/30-wam-irc


           Art, Marcos, David, Mohammed, Marcin, Josh, Mike, AndyB

           Frederick, Robin


           Art, timeless


      * [4]Topics
          1. [5]Review and tweak agenda
          2. [6]Announcements
          3. [7]A&E spec
          4. [8]WARP spec
          5. [9]Window Modes spec
          6. [10]P&C spec
          7. [11]Widget URI spec
          8. [12]AOB
      * [13]Summary of Action Items

    <ArtB> ScribeNick: ArtB

    <scribe> Scribe: Art

    Date: 30 July 2009

    <Marcos> argh, there is a guy with vacuum cleaner outside my office

Review and tweak agenda

    AB: agenda posted on 29 July (
    26.html ). Any change requests?

      [14] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/ 

    [ None ]


    AB: No call on August 6; next call is August 13. Any other short

    [ None ]

A&E spec

    AB: The A&E spec should be close to being ready for a LCWD
    publication ( [15]http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-api/ ). There
    were two related threads recently.
    ... first is "localStorage and preferences" (
    84.html ). Any follow-ups on this thread?
    ... Marcos, where do we stand on this thread?

      [15] http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-api/
      [16] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/ 

    MC: we decided to keep localStorage
    ... we will not try to combine them

    AB: any other comments on this thread?

    MC: no; conclusion was not to make a change

    AB: on July 9 Robin responded (
    56.html ) to the A&E ToDo list with some proposals. Two items appear
    to be open: 1) need FPWD of Window Modes spec; 2) showNotification

      [17] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/ 

    MC: Robin and I spent a lot of time on the A+E spec last week
    ... I haven't uploaded the latest changes yet
    ... among the recent changes ....
    ... added usage examples
    ... removed attributes definitions and point to the related defns in
    the P+C spec
    ... removed window mode attribute
    ... it will be defined in the Window Modes spec
    ... the A+E spec now has no dependencies on the WM spec

    AB: that's good

    MC: so we can now finish A+E ASAP
    ... we specified showNotification method
    ... it is based on some old text from HTML5
    ... it was originally in HTML5 but it was removed from it because of
    lack of interest by implementors
    ... but our use case is a bit different
    ... we have only taken the bits we need

    AB: ok; good idea

    MC: I made the storage area a "product" wrt conformance
    ... but our storage area is different than what is defined in Web
    Storage spec
    ... because some of our key value pairs are read only
    ... e.g. if they are from the config file

    AB: any other major changes?

    MC: no; I think I've covered them all
    ... we are close to having this finished
    ... mostly just Editorial changes
    ... some links need to be added
    ... may need to put a dependency on HTML5 defitions but not sure

    AB: what is the ETA for us to have a doc ready to approve or not a

    MC: 1 week

    AB: we could use the CfC process
    ... Mike, can you manage a CfC for A+E LCWD next week?

    MS: no, that isn't likely to happen
    ... because of the vacation period this isn't a good time to get

    AB: understood
    ... Marcos, by Aug 6 can you send an email to the list that gives
    the group 1 week to send comments on the proposed LCWD?
    ... and then on Aug 13 we can give a Go/NoGo on A+E LCWD

    MC: yes; will do

    AB: last comments on A+E?

    <Marcos> [18]http://www.w3.org/TR/widgets/

      [18] http://www.w3.org/TR/widgets/

    AB: oh, there is definitely something broken there

    <timeless_mbp> Zakim: aacc is abraun

    AB: with the P+C link ala .../TR/widgets/

    <Marcos> MikeSmith:

      [19] http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/CR-widgets-20090723/

WARP spec

    AB: during the July 9 VC we agreed to publish a LCWD of WARP (
    [20]http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-access/ ). However, by the
    time it was pub ready, I was offline for vacation. Since then,
    Marcin submitted two related emails.
    ... first is "@required attribute on <access> element" (
    90.html ). Any comments?

      [20] http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-access/
      [21] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/ 

    MH: need to think about <access> in the context of DAP WG
    ... and policy formats
    ... want access, especially network access, to be handled
    ... feature is something we can control; Bryan provided some use
    cases for controlling network access
    ... required attr on <access> was proposed by Bryan
    ... it could be specified outside of the W3C
    ... but getting consensus in W3C would be best
    ... want DAP WG to define access policy
    ... During London f2f meeting we didn't thoroughly discuss this
    issue, IMO.

    MC: I still don't see a good use case for this
    ... if operators want to restrict some net access then so be it
    ... but that won't make sense in some cases
    ... not clear adding this attr helps
    ... don't think authors should be bothered with this

    MH: don't want to mandate operator define the security policy
    ... but may have a use case where a user defines the policy
    ... I understand there are different usage scenarios

    AB: I'd like to propose we publish the WARP LCWD as is with a long
    comment period, say until mid-Sept
    ... this would allow DAP people, still joining this new WG, some
    extra time
    ... as well as vacationers extra time
    ... and then if Marcin, Bryan or anyone else has serious concerns
    about the model as specified, they can submit comments during the LC
    comment period
    ... I don't want to continue to rehash a decision we already made
    ... any objections to that proposal?

    MH: no objection

    MC: no objection

    RESOLUTION: to publish LCWD of WARP as is

    <scribe> ACTION: barstow submit the publication request for WARP
    LCWD today [recorded in

Window Modes spec

    AB: the Window Modes spec (
    [23]http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/2006/waf/widgets-wm/ ) hasn't been
    published yet. Robin submitted a ToDo of things that need to be done
    before the first publication
    218.html ) [Thanks Robin!]. We can take some comments now but it
    would be better to submit your comments to public-webapps.
    ... we no longer have a dependency of A+E on this spec and that's
    ... but the list of items to be done is quite long
    ... any volunteers to help Robin on this?

      [23] http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/2006/waf/widgets-wm/
      [24] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/ 

    MH: yes, as a co-Editor of this spec I pinged Robin
    ... but didn't get a response yet

    AB: how can I help

    MH: if you were to follow-up with Robin, that would be good
    ... some practical editing questions really

    MC: just go ahead and edit the spec

    MH: ok; that's fine

    AB: is there a risk of overwritting each other changes?

    MC: not now since the spec is basically empty

    AB: so Marcin, either make a change directly or make a proposal on
    the list

    MH: ok

    AB: anything else on WM spec?

    [ No ]

P&C spec

    AB: the P&C spec ( [25]http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets/ ) is now
    in Candidate state and that means we have to create the test suite.
    ... Marcos proposed (
    10.html ) a high-level testing strategy. Any comments on this

      [25] http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets/
      [26] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/ 

    DR: how does this tie into the widget testing workshop?

    MC: I'm not sure if the output from the WS will be directly useable
    ... need to create the template
    ... and then the test cases themselves
    ... also need to create the list of assertions
    ... perhaps the WS will be used to create more "acid tests" then
    test case for the spec

    DR: this begs the question: why have the WS?

    MC: I am very concerned about the quality of the test cases
    ... only want high quality test cases in the spec's test suite

    AB: any other comments on MC's proposal?

    <drogersuk> I am in agreement with Marcos. So the question is, is
    this an action on Dom?

    AB: it looks like a good proposal to me

    MC: Kai and I will create the template
    ... and a "how to write a test" proposal
    ... and then send that to Dom for approval
    ... I won't be able to attend the WS
    ... if anyone wants to help Kai and I, that would be great

    <drogersuk> We need to encourage the right people to come along if
    you have concerns about the quality too

    MC: I think we can start generating tests

    <drogersuk> I will circulate to our compliance lists, I suspect
    there is already some cross-over

    MC: Opera may submit their test suite
    ... hope the test suite can be completed before the WS
    ... and then any test case created at the WS could potentially be

    AB: a general question is how to manage spec changes during the CR
    ... naturally, we must be careful about major changes that would
    affect an implementation base on the 23 July Candidate
    ... today in IRC, Marcos mentioned a "bug" in the CR that should be

    <drogersuk> it would be great if you could put that on the public
    mailing list

    AB: we need to document all bugs; we need to notify impementors
    about bugs, etc.

    MH: I found a bug; but not clear how to address it

    AB: so the straman proposal when a bug in the CR is found, is to
    send an email to public-webapps with a subject like
    ... [widgets] BUG ALERT for P+C spec: <description>

    <marcin> it is not essentially a "bug", but a "feature' of the spec.
    We just need to clarify whether it operates on octets or characters

    AB: want to make sure the Public knows when we have identified a bug

    MH: yes, agree we need to document all bugs

    AB: Marcos agreed earlier today to submit an email to the list that
    describes a bug he found

    MC: we could publish an errata

    AB: my understanding is the W3C's erratta process only applies to
    ... perhaps Mike can verify

    MS: yes that's correct, errata are for RECs, not for WDs or CRs

    <Marcos> Test suite edition of the P&C:

      [27] http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets/Overview_TSE.html

    MC: regarding testable assertions, I created a "Test Suite Edition"
    of the P+C spec
    ... it removes some redundancy
    ... and removes assertions that cannot be tested
    ... it identifies all of the testable assertions
    ... In "orange", you should be Testable Assertion and some
    ... [ if using a "modern" browser ]
    ... We will then use Dom's assertion extractor to create the
    assertion list
    ... This work has resulted in identifying some redundancies that can
    removed from the spec as Editorial changes
    ... This will give us a much better spec

    AB: this is good work Marcos; I like this approach!

    MC: I want to use this approach for the other widgets specs too
    ... but will need to get agreement from the other Editors

    <drogersuk> +1

    MC: after I complete this task, I will create a list of changes

    AB: any other comments about P+C testing?

Widget URI spec

    AB: Marcin submitted two emails for the URI spec (
    [28]http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/2006/waf/widgets-uri/ ).
    ... 1st is "Internationalization, widget IRI?" (
    39.html ). There is also some followup on the public-uri mail list (
    ). Any comments?

      [28] http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/2006/waf/widgets-uri/
      [29] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/ 
      [30] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-iri/2009Jul/ 

    MH: I submitted some comments for the IRI draft
    ... 3987 RFC
    ... We should not expect a resolution from that group soon
    ... Need to make sure URI to IRI mapping in P+C is clear
    ... I think we can mandate a URI to IRI conversion
    ... We should also talk to I18N Core WG

    <Marcos> "For interoperability, manipulations of Zip relative paths
    MUST be performed on the string obtained by decoding the file name
    field using the appropriate encoding, and not on the bytes initially
    stored in the archive. For the sake of comparison and matching, it
    is RECOMMENDED that a user agent treat all Zip-relative paths as

    MC: we have some text in the spec [ see above ]

    <Marcos> "and not on the bytes initially stored in the archive"

    <marcin> ok, this is ok for zip-rel-path

    <marcin> we have the issue with IRIs in config.xml

    MC: this is an interop hurdle for widgets

    MH: two issues: 1. zip-rel-path grammar change needed

    MC: I think we should talk about this offline
    ... not clear if it is a bug or not

    [ some discussion between MC and MH ... ]

    MH: need to consider the text editor the author uses to create the
    config.xml file

    MC: I think there is an authoring requirement or guideline that
    needs to be added
    ... but it won't affect the WUA

    MH: I agree we can take this offline

    AB: anything else on Widget URI spec for today?
    ... one concern I have is raising the level of visibility of this

    <timeless_mbp> ScribeNick: timeless_mbp

    <scribe> Scribe: timeless

    AB: I think we're actually done with the widget uri discussion


    <drogersuk> Version 1.01 of BONDI is now available at
    [31]http://bondi.omtp.org . It contains some minor edits and errata.

      [31] http://bondi.omtp.org/

    AB: the next meeting is August 13
    ... meeting adjourned

Summary of Action Items

    [NEW] ACTION: barstow submit the publication request for WARP LCWD
    today [recorded in

    [End of minutes]

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