IRC log of wam on 2009-09-03

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Chair: Art
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Date 3 September 2009
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Meeting: Widgets Voice Conference
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Regrets: Robin, AndyB
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+ +49.208.4.aaaa
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Regrets+ Frederick
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Present+ Marcin
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zakim, aaaa is Marcin
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+Marcin; got it
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Present+ Art
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Present+ Marcos
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Present+ Arve
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Zakim, who's on the phone?
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On the phone I see Art_Barstow, Marcin, Marcos/Arve
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Topic: Review and tweak agenda
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AB: the draft agenda was posted on September 2 ( ). I propose adding View Modes before AOB. Any objections to that?
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AB: any change requests?
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[ None ]
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Topic: Announcements
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AB: Reminders on upcoming deadlines: 1) Sep 14 is deadline to register for Widgets Testing event ( ); 2) Sep 15 comment deadline for APIs and Events LCWD; 3) Sep 20 comment deadline for WARP LCWD
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AB: Does anyone have any other short announcements?
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[ None ]
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Topic: P&C spec: comments from PFWG
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AB: on August 27, WAI's Protocols and Formats WG submitted comments against the P&C LCWD ( ). Although these comments are late, we should still respond to them. Note these comments have been added to the P&C post-LCWD comment tracker ( ).
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AB: Marcos, have you had a chance to review these?
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MC: just briefly
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... most related to Conformance Checker
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AB: let's make sure we respond
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MC: OK, will do
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ACTION: caceres respond to PFWG's comments on the P+C LCWD
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Created ACTION-399 - Respond to PFWG's comments on the P+C LCWD [on Marcos Caceres - due 2009-09-10].
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AB: ok thanks Marcos; I don't consider this urgent
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sorry for late IRC arrival
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Topic: P&C spec: IRI/URI normalization
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AB: this topic is continued from our 27 August Voice Conf ( ). Has anyone received feedback from the I18N WG on this issue ( )?
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AB: I checked their public mail list and it appears they did not meet on Sept 2
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... but I don't know if they meet weekly or not
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MH: they meet later in the day, Europe time
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AB: Marcos, Marcin - have you received any feedback from them?
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MC: no
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MH: no
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AB: OK, I'll ping Addison
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ACTION: barstow follow-up with Addisson and Richard and I18N Core WG re the URI/IRI normalization issue for the P+C spec
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Created ACTION-400 - Follow-up with Addisson and Richard and I18N Core WG re the URI/IRI normalization issue for the P+C spec [on Arthur Barstow - due 2009-09-10].
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AB: anything else on that topic today?
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[ No ]
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Topic: P&C spec: Conformance Checker (CC) requirements
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AB: on IRC yesterday, Marcos raised the question "What are we going to do if no one implements the Conformance Checker (CC) requirements?".
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MC: a question is how to we progress the spec if no one implements the CC reqs
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... we could make a call for implemenations
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... and try to get a commitment
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... Robin indicated in IRC that he could do an impl
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... but I think we want "commericially viable" impls
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... we need impls beyond academic proof of concepts
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AB: what is the status from the MWTS WG on this?
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MC: I don't have a update
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... they did a "quick-and-dirty" impl
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... as part of their validation service
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... an add on to that service would be good
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AB: is anyone willing to extend what MWTS has done to meet our reqs?
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[ No ]
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AB: I guess at this point, all we can say is that at the end of CR we may have some testable assertions for which there is no impl
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AB: perhaps we will be OK if we have test cases and 2 or more impls for the P+C UA product
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zakim, dial steven-617
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ok, Steven; the call is being made
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... even though we may not have impls for the CC product
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rrsagent, here?
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Present+ Steven
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zakim, who is on the phone?
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On the phone I see Art_Barstow, Marcin, Marcos/Arve, Steven
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MC: my priority at the moment is the P+C UA product
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... we will probably have about 200 tests
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AB: anything else on testing Marcos?
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MC: I am having some issues with CVS
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MH: I was having a similar issue a few weeks ago
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... Kai and Dom can help here
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MC: OK; I'll try that
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AB: Marcos, if you continue to have problems let me know
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MC: looking back, we should have built the test suite during Last Call and not wait until CR
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... before we progress any other spec to CR, we should do real work on the test suite
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... especially for Widgets Interface and WARP specs
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... as well as Widgets URI spec
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AB: that seems like a good idea to me
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Topic: Introduction by Steven Pemberton
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AB: Steven, thanks for joining us!
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SP: I am based in Amsterdam
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... been involved with XHMTL, HTML, XForms, CSS, etc.
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... involved with two WGs and some various Task Forces
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... I was asked to help with this group but my time is limited
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AB: OK; thanks for joining and we look forward to having your expertise to help us!
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Topic: widget Interface spec: storage
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AB: last week we discussed Scott Wilson's thread ( ) related to the Web Storage spec ( ). Marcos, during our 27 August call you indicated ( ) you were going to send a response to Scott.
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MC: I haven't completed that yet
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... but I will respond before the end of the week
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AB: anything else on this topic?
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AB: a new WD of the Web Storage WD should be published next week
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zakim, dial steven-617
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ok, Steven; the call is being made
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... we need that spec to continue given our dependency on it
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Topic: WARP spec: LC comments from Marcin Hanclik
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AB: on August 27, Marcin submitted comments ( ) for the WARP LCWD. We want detailed discussions to occur on public-webapps but let's take some time now to let Marcin summarize his proposed changes.
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Present+ Bryan
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zakim, dial steven-617
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ok, Steven; the call is being made
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MH: the access element and its syntax and semantics
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... it would be changed to be based on the feature element
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... I propose some syntax changes
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... the subdomain attr is problematic e.g. doesn't support more protocols
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zakim, dial steven-617
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ok, Steven; the call is being made
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... the uri attr is also a prob
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... e.g. the value "*" is too loose
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Present+ Benoit
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... I propose we move from the access element to the feature element
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... Need to support other protocols beyond http e.g. tel:, sms:, etc.
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+ +45.29.aabb
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MC: we also thought about enabling network via the feature element
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... but we think using access element simplifies the model a bit
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... Doing it all via feature is a bit convoluted
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... The sec policy will permit or not stuff like tel:
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... The feature stuff should eventually go away as things get included by the UA; that they will be there by default
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... I see some value in Marcin's proposal but I prefer the current model
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... Want to hear more feedback from the WG
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MH: we need to define security and policy
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... and that is the scope of the DAP WG
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... don't think WARP should define security model or policy
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... there are several use cases we need to consider against warp e.g. mailto:
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MC: I think we should take this up on the mail list
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MH: I'm OK with that
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... please answer my e-mail
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MC: I will but after I take care of some P+C issues
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... I do think we think about whether WARP is too over-reaching
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... and I also agree we may need to discuss this with DAP
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MH: should we Cc: DAP WG?
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MC: I don't think so; I suspect WARP will end up going back to WD
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AB: further discussions should continue on public-webapps
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... the deadline for comments for WARP LC is 20 September
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AB: are there related discussion in BONDI about WARP?
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MH: yes
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... BONDI has an access requirement
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... we need something like WARP
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... but we access to be done via features
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... we defined an element that similar to WARP's <access> but it is different
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... BONDI wants to be based on W3C spec
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AB: any last comments on this topic?
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Topic: Widget URIs spec: proposal to publish LCWD
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AB: on September 2 Robin completed his action to get the Widget URIs spec ready for LCWD ( ). By publishing a LCWD we are stating the spec is functionally complete and meets all of the relevant requirements. Are there any objections to publishing this document as LCWD?
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MC: I have reservations
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... I sent a bunch of feedback about one hour ago
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AB: I haven't looked at it
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MC: the spec meets the relevant reqs
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... but it doesn't define everything that it should
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... it also doesn't have a Conformance section
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... and doesn't define a "product"
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... I think Robin should fix the problems I found before we publish it
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... If he fixes the issues I raised, I think we would have a better LCWD document
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AB: what do others think?
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... Do we wait until Robin addresses MC's concerns or publish as is?
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MC: I think we should fix the problems first
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MH: I need to review MC's comments
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... if Robin can fix MC's comments RS that would be good
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Bryan: I support that as well
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AB: you mean you want MC's comments addressed first?
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Bryan: yes
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AB: I'm hearing the majority of people want to postpone publication until Robin has addressed MC's comments
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... so that's what we will do
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AB: anything else on this topic for today?
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[ No ]
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Topic: View Modes spec: status
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AB: Marcin, what is the status of the View Modes spec ( ). Has the spec been split?
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MH: the spec isn't split yet but I intend to do the split by the end of the week
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AB: excellent
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AB: any other status to report?
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MH: not today
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AB: anyone else have something for this topic?
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[ No ]
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Topic: AOB
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MH: regarding TPAC
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... can attend as a group participant
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... or as an Observer
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... the UI of the registration form doesn't permit a person to register as a participant for two WGs on the same day
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BS: I have the same issue
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AB: I'll raise this issue with our Team Contacts
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s/BS: I have/Bryan: I have/
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Benoit: WebApps will have two rooms, right?
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AB: yes
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AB: any other AOB items?
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AB: Next meeting: next week, same logistics. This meeting is adjourned.
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Attendees were Art_Barstow, +49.208.4.aaaa, Marcin, Marcos/Arve, Steven, Bryan_Sullivan, Steven.a, +45.29.aabb
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ACTION: caceres respond to PFWG's comments on the P+C LCWD [1]
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ACTION: barstow follow-up with Addisson and Richard and I18N Core WG re the URI/IRI normalization issue for the P+C spec [2]
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