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[whatwg] Some comments on Web Applications 1.0

From: Simon Davis <simon.davis@naa.gov.au>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 18:18:08 +1000
Message-ID: <2187B29C3305D511B1C00008C784AEA503F98D54@SPARMAIL1>
Hi:

A comment on the current (4/9) draft of Web Applications 1.0:

In the Introduction you write: "The scope of this specification is not to
describe an entire operating system. In particular, office productivity
applications, image manipulation, and other applications that users would be
expected to use with high-end workstations on a daily basis are out of
scope."

But isn't the scope of web applications where users interact with data
rather than where they create large amounts of data. Sure when users use
webmail or a wiki or a webform into a database, etc they are creating rather
than consuming data. But, in contrast to using (say) an Office application,
each act of creation is relatively small.

So perhaps the two sentences above could be better phrased: "The scope of
this specification is not to describe an entire operating system. In
particular office productivity applications, image manipulation, and other
applications that users would expect to use to *create significant
quantities of new content* are out of scope."


Simon
(Writing as myself, not as an employee of the National Archives of
Australia)

Simon Davis
Assistant Director
Collection Documentation
National Archives of Australia
+61 8 94707521
simond at naa.gov.au 

http://www.naa.gov.au/
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