IRC log of wam on 2008-12-04

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zakim, Mike_Mahan is ArtB
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+ArtB; got it
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Zakim, code?
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the conference code is 26633 (tel:+1.617.761.6200 tel:+ tel:+44.117.370.6152), MikeSmith
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timeless: ↑
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ArtB has changed the topic to: Widgets Passwd = 26633
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Meeting: Widgets Voice Conference
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Zakim, call Mike
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ok, MikeSmith; the call is being made
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Date: 4 December 2009
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15:04:38 [marcos]
zakim, +[IPcaller] is me
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sorry, marcos, I do not recognize a party named '+[IPcaller]'
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Scribe: Art
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ScribeNick: ArtB
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Zakim: , IPcaller is I
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Chair: Art
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zakim, [IPcaller] is marcos
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+marcos; got it
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Regrets: Claudio, David
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Present: Art, Josh, Mike, Marcos
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Topic: Agenda review
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AB: any change requests?
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AB: try to allocate time for Window Modes
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AB: any other requests?
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Topic: Annoucements
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AB: only more VC this year - December 18
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+ +358.503.85aaaa
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AB: that date coincides with the publication moratorium for the rest of the year
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Present: +Jere
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zakim +358 is Jere
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zakim, +358 is Jere
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+Jere; got it
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Topic: Content-type sniffing
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+ +47.23.69.aabb
15:10:58 [arve]
Zakim: aabb is me
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Zakim, aabb is me
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+arve; got it
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AB: see
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Present: +Arve
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AB: Marcos, quick update and issue coverage
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MC: in the Widget package we don't have a header (like HTTP)
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... so we need to define a mapping of file extenstions to Media Type
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... I have now submitted a proposal to the list
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... It uses HTML5's content sniffing algorithm
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Arve: I think Henri's proposal is basically OK
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MC: I'm divided on it
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... and still investigating
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Arve: two things make sense here
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... As Henri said, a simple solution is a good one
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... If rely on sniffing, can have some probs with older HTML docs
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... I'm concerned we can break some widgets e.g. layout
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... May also have probs with document.write()
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... If a document is labeled .txt and is actually HTML, a browser will treat it as HTML
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MC: the proposal is to check file extension first and if that fails, revert to content sniffing
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AB: you mean what is in the ED now?
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MC: yes
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Arve: need to look at what Hixie wrote about this earlier
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... I don't think we should do content sniffing
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AB: we have at least member of the WG that has reservations re content sniffing.
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+ +44.771.751.aacc
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... Any other feedback
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<ArtB> ... If a document is labeled .txt and is actually HTML, a browser will treat it as HTML
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AB: Mike, anything you want to mention on this issue?
15:19:54 [arve]
that is not what I said
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browsers will not try to sniff it
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MS: in HTML5 we aren't really talking about file sniffing
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AB: Arve, let's correct what I minuted re sniffing
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Arve: browser will treat it as a plain text file
15:22:06 [MikeSmith]
s/talking about file sniffing/covering sniffing by file extension/
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Present+ Mark
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zakim: +44 is Mark
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zakim, +44 is Mark
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+Mark; got it
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Arve: I think the common sense solution is to specify what browsers are actually doing today
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... we don't want to specify something that isn't being done today
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... If we need a way to override that, then we could make an author mapping mechanism
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MC: for instance, .php text/html
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s/could make/could define/
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AB: Marcos, what's the next step
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MC: do we want to define the overide format for v1?
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Arve: I think not
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... this hasn't been a problem for Opera widgets
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AB: sounds like we have a resolution: we will not define an override format/mechanism for v1
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AB: any objections?
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RESOLUTION: we will not define an override format/mechanism for v1
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AB: what additional guidance do you need on this topic, Marcos?
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MC: I just need to document this
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... Wondering if there are any concerns about the requirement I proposed
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AB: I don't have any major issues with this
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Arve: I don't understand the need for this requirement
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MC: I think we need this to provide guidance on how UAs process the files
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... I think we will have some interop issues if we don't specify this
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AB: do you see this req as harmful, Arve?
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MC: I don't object to it; I just don't see a need for it
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s/MC: I don't/Arve: I don't/
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... I don't think it will change the behaviour of UAs
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AB: when I read that section, I don't see prescriptive text
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MC: yes, I need to work on it; plan to do so today
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Topic: ACTION-231 Work with Marcos to submit a proposal to address the feature fallback problem
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AB: where do we stand on this issue?
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MC: this is related to the topics for next week's security workshop
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... I am expecting related discussions next week
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... At the moment, I think the text in the spec is OK
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... But want to revisit this based on the Workshop outcomes
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Arve: I agree with that reasoning
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MC: I'd like to close
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Arve: let's wait until next VC
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Topic: URI Attribute Names
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AB: proposal is
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AB: is this blocking you Marcos?
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MC: no
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... there is some inconsistency we need to fix
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AB: my inclination is without strong opposition to let the Editor make a proposal
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... and then codify it
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AB: any comments on the proposal
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MC: do we really need <author img="">?
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AB: without a compelling use case, I favor removing syntax
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AB: do you have enough feedback, Marcos?
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MC: yes
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... we may want to expand on this in V2 but I will remove it now
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AB: any problems or issues with that?
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Topic: Window Mode
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AB: Marcos proposal:
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AB: this has been an open issue for a while
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... we discussed it in Mandelieu for example
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Arve: it is a hard prob
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... Opera has a notion of window modes
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... Perhaps it should be deferred to v2
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... It needs to be in some spec but perhaps not the P&C spec
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AB: what would we do, syntactially then, for the author?
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MC: syntactically, <widget mode="someMode">
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MC: in the spec we list the mode values but not the behavior
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Arve: I don't see the need for a default
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... letting the impl decide can lead to some probs
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... e.g. a mobile impl may default one way and desktop default a different way
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... could specify the first four opts and then let the impl decide the default
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... I could reply with some info about our impl
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MC: yes, please do
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JS: with the N97, there are things on the home screen that looks like widgets
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AB: I don't know if S60 widgets has support for this semantics
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[ Discussion about sizes for widgets ]
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MC: I can check with Orange to see what they have
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JK: I will check S60 and report back if I find anything useful
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MP: if I find some useful info I will submit it
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... what do you expect to specify in the P&C spec, Marcos?
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MC: we need some more information than what I included in my e-mail
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AB: what do you plan to do in the next few day?
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MC: I will flesh out the definitions of these modes and refine their names
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Topic: P&C Last Call
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AB: our plan for several months now is to publish a LCWD of P&C spec by the end of 2008
15:53:34 [arve]
ArtB: sorry about interrupting, but I have a hard deadline for now, as I have a train to catch
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AB: I want to know what people think here
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MC: I do indeed want to publish the LC this year
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I support as-is with the changes outcome of this call
15:54:39 [Zakim]
15:54:42 [ArtB]
Arve: yes, I do support publishing a LC if it reflects today's discussion
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MP: will there be a review period from the 11th to 17th?
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AB: yes
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MP: If something on the feature element comes out of the Security WS, I'd like an opportunity to reflect that in the LC doc
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AB: understood
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MP: given this, I support LC
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JK: no specific opinion; need to abstain but generally positive
15:57:03 [ArtB]
... need to look at the I18N part
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JS: I need to look at it
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MC: if Jere can look at the I18N stuff, that would be good
15:58:39 [ArtB]
... there is one error I need to fix but otherwise it is stable
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MC: I would appreciate it if we could get a complete review of the spec prior to going to LC
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JS: ping me on Monday or Tues and I'll try to do it
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AB: plan is to begin a CfC on Dec 11, end it on Dec 17 and submit pub request on Dec 18
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Topic: Widget Testing
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AB: does anyone object proposed directory for the test suite?
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AB: Marcos, have you looked at the test?
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MC: yes, some; need to do more research
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... want to make sure Kai is interpreting the spec correctly
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AB: I'll respond to Dom that we prefer using the widgets CVS directory as opposed
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AB: any objections?
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Topic: Next f2f Meeting
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AB: start thinking about the end of Feb
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AB: any other topics?
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AB: Meeting Adjourned
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Team_(fo)15:00Z has ended
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Attendees were ArtB, Josh_Soref, Mike, marcos, +358.503.85aaaa, Jere, +47.23.69.aabb, arve, +44.771.751.aacc, Mark
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RRSAgent, make log Public
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RRSAgent, make minutes
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I have made the request to generate ArtB
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Present: Art, Arve, Marcos, Jere, Josh, Mark, Mike
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RRSAgent, make minutes
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I have made the request to generate ArtB
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Regrets+ Thomas
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RRSAgent, make minutes
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I have made the request to generate ArtB
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Regrets: David, Claudio, Thomas
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RRSAgent, make minutes
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I have made the request to generate ArtB
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