[coord] IndieUI WG Request for Inter-Group Coordination at TPAC

On 11/1/13 8:32 AM, ext Arthur Barstow wrote:
> [ + public-webapps ]
> Hi Janina, All,
> I added a 30 minute slot on Monday November 11 from 13:30-14:00 
> (Shenzhen time). Unless I hear otherwise from you, I will assume this 
> slot is OK and that we will meet in WebApps' meeting room.
> To help WebApps prepare for the discussion, I think it would be 
> helpful if you would please provide some background information. For 
> example, the URL of the "IndieUI User Context specification", the 
> "proposal for a new way for user agents to restrict access to certain 
> groups of media resources".
> -Thanks, Art
> On 10/31/13 3:39 PM, ext Janina Sajka wrote:
>> Dear Colleagues:
>> The Independent User Interface Working Group (IndieUI) requests 
>> approximately
>> 30 minutes of time to meet with CSS and Web Apps (jointly or 
>> separately) at
>> TPAC to acquaint your working groups with a new technical approach in 
>> IndieUI
>> specifications.
>> The IndieUI User Context specification is moving away from a reliance 
>> on a new
>> accessor method for key/value pairs, and toward an extensive reliance 
>> on Media
>> Queries (new media features, and matchMedia) as the more appropriate 
>> approach
>> for specifying the features we need. To address privacy and 
>> fingerprinting
>> concerns, we will also be proposing a new way for user agents to 
>> restrict
>> access to certain groups of media features based on user preference. For
>> example, if a site referenced a media feature related to video 
>> captions (via
>> matchMedia or @media), the user agent may prompt the user to allow 
>> access for
>> the domain. We expect that significant portions of our emerging User 
>> Context
>> specification will overlap with work coordinated by the CSS or Web 
>> Apps Working
>> Groups.
>> Therefore, we are requesting time with your group at TPAC to acquaint 
>> you with
>> our approach and to develop an understanding of how best we can move 
>> forward.
>> If possible, we would prefer a morning meeting time in order to more
>> conveniently teleconference our specification editor from North America.
>> Thank you for your consideration.
>> Janina Sajka, IndieUI Chair

Received on Friday, 1 November 2013 12:59:21 UTC