IRC log of wam on 2009-10-15

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Scribe: Art
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Chair: Art
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Meeting: Widgets Voice Conf
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Date: 15 October 2009
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Regrets: Frederick, Josh
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+ +49.208.4.aaaa
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zakim, aaaa is Marcin
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+Marcin; got it
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Present+ Marcin_Hanclik
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Zakim, who is here
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arve, you need to end that query with '?'
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Zakim, who is here?
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Present: Art, Marcin, Arve, Marcos
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On the phone I see Art_Barstow, Marcin, arve_
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marcos is physically present
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On IRC I see RRSAgent, marcin, MikeSmith, Zakim, arve, darobin, ArtB, Benoit, Marcos, tlr, anne2, shepazu, trackbot
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zakim, arve_ is marcos/arve
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+marcos/arve; got it
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Topic: Announcements
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AB: #1 reminder October 27 is the deadline to submit publication requests before the TPAC publication moratorium begins.
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AB: #2 yesterday I created a wiki to track implementations of the widgets specs ( ). Everyone in the WG is welcome to edit and help maintain this document.
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AB: any other announcements?
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[ None ]
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MC: this work by Samuel and Daniel is part of our annoucements
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... they would like to join WebApps as Invited Experts
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... they are conducting some widget compatibility work
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... have an intern that run the tests
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... I think this data will be useful
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Arve: what does Present Techn do?
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MC: they are based in Portugal; do a lot of stuff
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... one thing is building mobile web sites
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... they want to understand who supports the W3C's widgets specs
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... they want to know exactly which features are implemented by the various vendors
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... they will help me with testing
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... but they will also do their own independent impl
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ACTION: barstow follow-up with Team about how to get Present Technologies participating in WebApps' Widgets work
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Created ACTION-419 - Follow-up with Team about how to get Present Technologies participating in WebApps' Widgets work [on Arthur Barstow - due 2009-10-22].
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s/but they will also do their own independent impl/but they will NOT do their own independent impl
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AB: has this work been announced on the Public mail list?
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MC: no, not yet
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... I need to do some work first
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... I am haing massive probs with CVS on W3C server
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Topic: Review and tweak agenda
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AB: I submitted a draft agenda on Oct 14 ( ). Any change requests?
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[ None ]
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Topic: P&C spec: Issue #93 - deprecated, grandfathered, and redundant tags should be skipped
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AB: last week Marcos agreed to pursue Issue #93 ( ); see also Action #413 ( ). Marcos, what's the status? This should be closed before we publish the next LCWD.
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MC: this has been implemented in the TSE
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... I'm not entirely comfortable with the text in the spec
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... should ignore propr tags
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AB: could you cite the text in a public mail list?
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MC: yes
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AB: then we can presumably come to consensus on the text
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MC: I'll do that today
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AB: anything else on Issue #93 for today?
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AB: let's err on the side of caution here
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the text is question is: "If this range begins with the subtag "i", "x", or the range is marked as "deprecated" in the IANA Language Subtag Registry, skip all the steps in this algorithm below, and move onto the next range. "
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AB: let's continue on the mail list
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MC: definitely check the TSE version
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Topic: P&C spec: ABNF changes for Valid Zip Relative Path
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AB: earlier this week Marcos proposed a revised ABNF for a valid Zip Relative Path ( ). What is the problem that requires this bug fix?
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MC: when paths are checked, the CR's BNF wasn't quite correct for lang tags
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AB: has anyone reviewed the changes?
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MH: I will review it
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... by tomorrow at the latest
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MC: I ran a bunch of tests
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AB: where is the lang-range rule copied from?
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MC: it is modified because we only support lower case
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... CP437 allows upper case and we don't want that
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AB: "*-c*" is valid?
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MC: yes, that is valid
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AB: wanted to know if you were codifying a registry?
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Zakim, hhalpin is me
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+darobin; got it
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MC: the registry is constantly changing
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AB: these changes will eliminate some refs?
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MC: yes; additionally the prose and BNF match whereas in the CR they were not in sync
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AB: can anyone else commit to a review?
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[ None ]
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AB: I did a quick review and didn't notice any issues
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MH: in case #4, what is "ext"?
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MC: the prose clarifies this
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... I did some tests on MacOS and Windows
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... but if have ".filename", need prose to handle that case
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... gets too messy to cover that case with BNF
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MH: is ".something.ext" a file or an extension?
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... that is the main problem
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MH: the BNF I created addressed that case
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".something.ext" = extension
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Present+ Robin
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"something." is file name
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".something" is file name
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filename.something.ext : what is extension here?
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MC: "ext" is the extension in that case MH
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... please read the prose as well as the new BNF
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MH: the ABNF is ambiguous
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... can't write a parser
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... only the "." is a problem
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MC: want to leave the BNF as is and clarify in prose the one case
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AB: is the proposal already in the TSE?
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MC: yes, that's correct
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9.1.10 Rule for Identifying the Media Type of a File
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AB: so the task then is to review this new section in the TSE version - DO NOT USE THE CR!
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AB: anything else on this topic for today?
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[ None ]
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Topic: P&C spec: what's blocking LC#3 publication?
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AB: it would be good to publish LC#3 before the TPAC publication moratorium.
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... besides Issue #93 and BNF, anthing else?
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MC: yes, I found a couple of bugs
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... Rule for finding a file within a widget
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... but I fixed that
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... the prose had a bug
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AB: that is an important part of the proc model
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9.1.3 Rule for Finding a File Within a Widget Package
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is buggy
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... would you please send an email that summarizes the bug and the fix?
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MC: yes
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MC: I am feeling quite comfortable about republishing
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AB: what about the "Fail encrypted archive" thread?
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... my gut feel is that we should just leave the text as is given how late in the process we are
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AB: what do people think about leaviing it as is?
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RB: I can live with either option
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MH: I think this is a big topic
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... If we want to go quickly, we should leave it as is
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MC: I can live with leaving it as is
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AB: I propose we record an agreement to leave the spec as is re encryption fail
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AB: any objections?
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[ None ]
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RESOLUTION: leave the widget encryption fail text as is
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AB: when do expect it to be ready to publish?
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MC: as soon as MH completes his review of the BNF, it will be ready
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Present+ David
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AB: it seems like the earliest we will be able to record agreement on publishin LC#3 is Oct 22
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AB: any comments on that?
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... that would mean LC#3 of the P+C will be published Oct 27
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Topic: TWI spec: Action 411 - need a definition of Widget Instance
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AB: Marcos, what is the status of Action #411 ( ) - "Submit a proposal for the definition of Widget Instance"?
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AB: who is willing to help ( )?
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AB: can you work with Scott Wilson on this?
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MC: yes, I can
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AB: what's the priority?
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MC: I can take on TWI tasks after P+C is done
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ArtB: apparently, you are making noise :D
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RRSAgent, make log Public
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I put myslef on mute usually
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RRSAgent, make minutes
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I have made the request to generate ArtB
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Zakim, mute Art_Barstow
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Art_Barstow should now be muted
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MC: I need to complete P+C tests
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... I can work with Scott
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... not sure I can meet the pub deadline of Oct 27 for the TWI spec
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MC: if Robin can help, that would be good
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RB: most of time is now dedicated to DAP
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AB: other than the Instance definition, what else needs to be done?
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MC: I'm not sure
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AB: if there is anything that I can or others can do to help, please let us know
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MC: best thing to do is to review what's there
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... if we are going to make another LC, then I guess we don't need to work on the DoC document
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AB: the precedence is to skip the DoC doc if we know we are going to publish a new LC
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... but I agree it would be ideal to create the DoC
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AB: anything else on TWI for today?
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[ No ]
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Topic: VMMF spec: Comments from Marcin:
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AB: Marcin submitted some comments re the VMMF spec ( ). We won't discuss those comments here but please follow-up on the Public mail list
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AB: this is an important document
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... I wonder if BONDI has any input on the VMMF spec?
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DR: I'll check
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AB: thanks
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Topic: Continue technical discussions on WARP, URI, Updates, VM-I, etc. on public-webapps
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AB: we've skipped several specs today.
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AB: sorry to put Robin on the spot, but what's the status and plans for WARP?
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RB: I have made some changes
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... I haven't checked them in yet
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... think a new LCWD will be needed
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... two classes of comments: 1) scope; 2) what are the limits
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... need to clarify what a URI needs to do; may want to match what CORS does
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... need to reflect Marcin's and Dom's comments as well as some stuff from Marcos
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... Hopefully, will have something to review by next week
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RB: not sure about the BBC comment re local network
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RB: what is described seems useful but not sure what we should do about it
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... really want others to submit feedback for that use case
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AB: so everyone, please review this other use case and provide feedback
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AB: sorry to put Marcin on the spot, but what's the status and plans for VM-I?
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Zakim, unmute me
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Marcin should no longer be muted
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MH: I have been focusing on Media Feature
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... will start on the Interfaces spec
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... there are bugs that need to be fixed
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... think MF is higher priority
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AB: any comments for Marcin?
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... I tend to agree MF is higher priority
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Topic: AOB
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AB: does any AOB for today?
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[ None ]
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AB: Meeting adjourned; next call will be Oct 22
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RRSAgent, make minutes
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I have made the request to generate ArtB
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A crap, a big issue we still have is to do with the MIME reg
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I totally forgot
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and just saw the big red block
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That's our little elephant :)
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zakim, bye
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leaving. As of this point the attendees were Art_Barstow, +49.208.4.aaaa, Marcin, marcos/arve, darobin, drogersuk
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rrsagent, bye
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I see 1 open action item saved in :
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ACTION: barstow follow-up with Team about how to get Present Technologies participating in WebApps' Widgets work [1]
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