IRC log of wam on 2010-08-05

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Scribe: Art
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Agenda =
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Chair: Art
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Meeting: Widgets Voice Conference
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Regrets: Frederick, Kenneth, Robin
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Present: Art, Marcos
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Topic: Review and tweak agenda
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AB: the draft agenda was posted a few days ago: ( ). Any change requests?
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MC: no
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Topic: Announcements
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AB: any short announcements?
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[ none ]
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Topic: Packaging and Configuration spec
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AB: Marcos uploaded several I18N test cases to the P&C test repository ( ).
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AB: how many I18N tests have been uploaded and are there any more?
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MC: we uploaded about 170 and have a few more
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... we also need to remove some redundancies
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AB: I counted about 277 last week for all of P&C
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MC: that sounds about right
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... don't expect any more
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AB: what about review of the I18N tests?
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MC: Lachlan and one other guy at Opera reviewed them
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... and I reviewed them too
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... we still need to get review by the I18N WG
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AB: agree we should ask I18N WG for comments
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... but we should wait until we are "done"
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MC: Hari Kumar will notify me when the tests are ready for I18N WG comments
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ACTION: Marcos notify the I18N Core WG about the I18N test cases and ask them for comments
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Created ACTION-567 - Notify the I18N Core WG about the I18N test cases and ask them for comments [on Marcos Caceres - due 2010-08-12].
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AB: Marcos also uploaded several viewmode attribute parsing test cases ( ).
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MC: yes, those test fill a hole we had in our test suite
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AB: as a result of these new test cases, none of the P&C implementations is even at 50% compliance ( ).
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AB: a question is whether or not the I18N support is "optional" or not
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MC: no they really aren't because the parsing algorithms are now directly included in the spec
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... whereas before when we pointed to the ITS spec the algorithms were external
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... These new test cases are important and Lachlan did a very thorough job
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AB: so the UA must adhere to the syntax and parsing constraints but the UA doesn't really have any requirements on how to display internationalized attributes
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... is this right?
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MC: yes, that's right
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MC: how the UA displays the internationalized strings is platform specific
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AB: we now need to get at least 2 implementations that can pass all of the test suites
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AB: Issue-117 ( ) "In Widget P&C Spec, need to clarify in the spec that dir attribute does not apply to attributes that are IRIs, Numeric, Keywords, etc. The dir attribute only affects human readable strings.".
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AB: to address this issue, I believe Marcos already updated the spec with some "editorial" fix several weeks ago. Is this correct Marcos?
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MC: yes, I have already uploaded the fixes
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... this required creating the "displayable attribute"
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... so this issue can be closed
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AB: so this was editorial, right?
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MC: yes, definitely - it did not affect the processing
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AB: OK, would then please close this issue Marcos?
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MC: yes, I just closed it.
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Topic: Widget Interface spec
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AB: Issue-116 ( ) "Need to flesh out the security considerations for the openURL method in the Widget Interface spec" is blocking advancement of this spec to Proposed Recommenation.
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AB: Marcos proposed openURL be removed. If that is done, what is there an alternate way a developer can get similar functionality?
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MC: I can take an action to define some mechanism
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AB: can you submit a proposal to the list?
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MC: yes, I can do that
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ACTION: Marcos create an alternative mechanism for openURL and send it to the mail list
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Created ACTION-568 - Create an alternative mechanism for openURL and send it to the mail list [on Marcos Caceres - due 2010-08-12].
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MC: I also looked at removing the Web IDL ref
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... it is a lot more than difficult than I would have guessed
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... and even if we do that, we still have HTML and Web Storage refs
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AB: given those dependencies, I don't think it make sense to remove the Web IDL ref
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MC: agreed
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AB: after the group discusses your openURL alternate proposal, then we can get formal consensus on removing openURL or not
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AB: if the group accepts this change, the TWI spec will need to go back to LCWD
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... but since we already have more than 2 implementations that pass the TWI test suite,
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... we can skip another CR and go straight to PR
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AB: anything else on the TWI spec for today?
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MC: no
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Topic: AOB
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perhaps action to look at mozilla's package thing
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marcos, can you drop in a link
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MC: I'm wondering if we should put some effort into the old P&C conformance spec
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... we could publish it again
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AB: could it be published as an informative WG Note
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Present+ Josh
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JS: It is OK with me if openURL is removed
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... I agree decision on Web IDL
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... there was some discussion about web app packging on WHAT WG list this week
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... should review this email
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... don't think we want them to reinvent the wheels we created in WebApps
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AB: thanks for the headsup
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MC: the BONDI RI implemented a conformance checker
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AB: agree that functionality could be useful for Widget developers
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MC: we have some tests for WARP spec
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AB: that's great
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MC: we updated the template for test suite generation
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MC: we are working on the dig sig tests
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AB: re, next call, I think we need Robin
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MC: agree
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AB: tentatively schedule a call for next week but only if we can get Robin
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... it would be good to get that to Candidate as soon as possible
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AB: meeting adjourned
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ArtB, if it isnt working you can try
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ACTION: Marcos notify the I18N Core WG about the I18N test cases and ask them for comments [1]
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ACTION: Marcos create an alternative mechanism for openURL and send it to the mail list [2]
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