IRC log of er on 2006-05-03

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13:58:37 [shadi]
zakim, this will be ERT WG
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I do not see a conference matching that name scheduled near this time, shadi
13:58:41 [shadi]
zakim, this will be ERT
13:58:41 [Zakim]
ok, shadi; I see WAI_ERTWG()10:00AM scheduled to start in 2 minutes
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WAI_ERTWG()10:00AM has now started
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meeting: ERT WG
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chair: Shadi
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scribe: Nick
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14:00:40 [shadi]
zakim, p25 is really David
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sorry, shadi, I do not recognize a party named 'p25'
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zakim, ? is really David
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+David; got it
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zakim, ? is really Chris
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+Chris; got it
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+ +34.98.439.aaaa
14:06:22 [JibberJim]
shadi, did you not see my regrets?
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I'm stuck in holland with no network and in another meeting.
14:06:37 [shadi]
zakim, aaaa is really CarlosI
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+CarlosI; got it
14:06:49 [shadi]
oh jim, sorry, missed that
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Zakim won't talk to me
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regrets: Jim
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Zakim won't talk to me *2
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scribe: Johannes
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scribenick: JohannesK
14:08:27 [JohannesK]
agenda+ EARL snippets proposal
14:08:31 [niq]
I can hear him, but he ignores my conference code, and he also ignores my "star zero for w3c admin assistence"
14:08:43 [JohannesK]
agenda+ Explicit vs blanket assertions
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agenda+ URI-in-RDF vs single URI
14:08:58 [shadi]
nick, stay on the line...
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agenda+ WCAG 2.0 Last Call
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14:09:24 [niq]
aha, made it
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zakim, ipcaller is really Nick
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+Nick; got it
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zakim, take up agendum 1
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agendum 1. "EARL snippets proposal" taken up [from JohannesK]
14:14:09 [niq]
saz: encoding (raw or base64) as separate elements, or properties of a content element
14:14:41 [niq]
niq: like the flexibility of the RFC822 approach
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niq: MIME is tried-and-tested
14:18:12 [JohannesK]
JK: what we need is a transformation method to transform the bytes we got over the network into characters; and I think base64 is enogh for this task
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14:20:47 [JohannesK]
JK: I would like to use this approach in HTTP-in-RDF as well
14:21:36 [JohannesK]
JK: if EARL writing tool can use whatever transformation method it likes, EARL reading tool will have to implement several as well
14:22:16 [JohannesK]
SAZ: generic approach is more flexible and future-proof
14:22:36 [shadi]
ack niq
14:22:52 [JohannesK]
14:25:06 [JibberJim]
generic approach is unneccesarilly solving problems we don't really need
14:25:14 [niq]
You say "text" vs "base64". But "text" isn't really well-specified, at least outside of plain ascii
14:25:54 [niq]
I'm OK with non-generic approach (though prefer generic) provided it's well-specified
14:26:19 [Zakim]
14:27:19 [JohannesK]
SAZ: others?
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CR: still thinking
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14:27:41 [JohannesK]
CV: + for text/base64
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CI: + text/base64
14:31:19 [JohannesK]
Resolution: two content properties, one for text, one for binary
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Resolution: binary content is base64-encoded
14:34:05 [niq]
q+ to say Johannes is right, but that's not the whole story
14:34:15 [shadi]
ack niq
14:34:15 [Zakim]
niq, you wanted to say Johannes is right, but that's not the whole story
14:34:32 [JohannesK]
JK: we don't need to report a specific character encoding for textContent
14:36:57 [niq]
Snippets included from a document must be converted from the character encoding of a document snippeted to the charset of the EARL report. Tools traditionally get that wrong (c.f. mail-over-the-web systems)
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14:42:33 [JohannesK]
JK: some dikussion about characters, bytes, character encodings ...
14:43:20 [JohannesK]
14:44:19 [shadi]
saz: 2 possibilities: 1. use the encoding of the original EARL report which is the simplest and easiest approach
14:45:13 [shadi]
saz: 2. use the encoding of the remote Web resource, in which case we would need to record this encoding as well (and thus add complexity to processors and parsers)
14:46:16 [niq]
2. only works if all snippets are CDATA
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14:49:35 [JohannesK]
JK: the only connection between character encoding used for the EARL report and the character encoding used to create the character from the resource byte stream is that there must be a mapping for the characters to be put into the snipping
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14:51:18 [JohannesK]
CV: #2 doesn't make sense
14:54:48 [JohannesK]
Resolution: people agree with JohannesK that there is no problem with characters in text snippets
14:55:03 [shadi]
zakim, close agendum 1
14:55:03 [Zakim]
agendum 1, EARL snippets proposal, closed
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I see 3 items remaining on the agenda; the next one is
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2. Explicit vs blanket assertions [from JohannesK]
14:55:13 [shadi]
zakim, take up agendum 4
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agendum 4. "WCAG 2.0 Last Call" taken up [from JohannesK]
14:56:03 [JohannesK]
SAZ: any objections that ERT WG should not review WCAG 2.0?
14:56:20 [JohannesK]
CV: have problem with deadline
14:57:05 [JohannesK]
SAZ: everyone is welcome to comment
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SAZ: we need to review from test tool implementor's POV
14:58:23 [JohannesK]
SAZ: we should focus on the "Understanding" doc
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14:59:30 [JohannesK]
SAZ: expect comments on ERT mailing list
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SAZ: I want a group's position
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ACTION: everyone to read the "Understanding WCAG 2.0" document until next week's meeting
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SAZ: send comments to ERT list
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WAI_ERTWG()10:00AM has ended
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Attendees were Shadi, David, Klaus/Johannes/Thomas, Chris, +34.98.439.aaaa, CarlosI, Nick
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zakim, bye
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rrsagent, make logs world
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rrsagent, make minutes
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I have made the request to generate shadi
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rrsagent, make logs world
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rrsagent, by
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I'm logging. I don't understand 'by', shadi. Try /msg RRSAgent help
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rrsagent, bye
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I see 1 open action item saved in :
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ACTION: everyone to read the "Understanding WCAG 2.0" document until next week's meeting [1]
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