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ACTION-588: Update product goals for TAG work on MIME (includes fragid semantics)

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 15:03:52 -0400
Message-ID: <4E52A818.3050105@arcanedomain.com>
To: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Larry (and Jeni),

I have ACTION-588: Work with Larry to update mime-web product page Due 
2011-09-01. The product page is at [1].

Since this was advertised as one of our 5 key focus areas for the year, I 
want to take some care in tracking what we've achieved and planning for 
what comes next. I'm starting work on the F2F agenda, and so need to get 
this straight as input.

  Am I right that you are no longer comfortable with the commitments 
currently embodied in the product page, which are:


The goal of this work is to improve the compatibility between Mime as 
specified and used for the World Wide Web, and MIME as specified and used 
for email and other purposes.

Success criteria

*    The TAG will publish (or ensure that others have published) analyses 
explaining the areas in which use of Mime on the Web is proving 
problematic, and will suggest concrete steps for resolving problems where 
they are found.

*    The TAG will liase with the IETF and other concerned parties to 
resolve these issues

*    The TAG, working with others as appropriate, will document the 
solutions that are agreed by the community, and will highlight areas in 
which unresolved problems remain.

Key deliverables with dates:

*    31 December 2011: Final TAG Report on MIME architecture, most likely 
in the form of an Internet Draft

Note that drafts are being published at: 


     30 September 2011: Report finalized
     30 September 2011: TAG achieves success criteria set out above, and 
identifies further goals and next steps, if any

Note that we also have the associated ISSUE-66: The role of MIME in the Web 
Architecture [2], and that the product page also points to this work as the 
home for the work Jeni is leading on the the relationship of fragid 
semantics to MIME type registrations.

Larry: it's important that we frame as much as we can within the next week 
or two, so that I can do the right scheduling for F2F discussion. I know 
you're mostly not available for awhile, but please let me know when you can 
re-engage with this. Jeni: I know you're mostly looking to focus on 
RDFa/Microdata for awhile, but we need to at least figure out how we're 
carrying forward the fragid/media-type work.

Thank you both!


[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/products/mimeweb.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/group/track/issues/66
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