Meeting Summary - 22 Oct 2007
[Meeting summary - 22 October 2007] End of properties, Korea agreed, Boston scheduling, Publications.
[Properties] The wiki now reflects the state of the group regarding decisions about properties that are to be part of the Core Vocabulary. It was decided that next Monday would be the end of this round of deliberations on the vocabulary, with all future discussions to take place from January. This will give space to the group to concentrate on the API. One of the issues not yet resolved is the significance of device "brand" and "model". As the association of hardware/software to brand/model is not one-to-one, is unpredictable and is not generally not essential for real time adaptation, it's value as a core property is questionable. However, for non-realtime authoring phase use, the brand/model is very useful. It was suggested that perhaps the group's work on structures could provide a mechanism for associating brand/model information with entries in a repository. This remains an open issue.
[Korea] Following a group vote, a decision was reached to accept the invitation to hold a face-to-face meeting in Korea next March.
[Boston] An ongoing poll reveals that there will be several active DDWG participants at the Boston face-to-face in November, but (not surprisingly) several are also engaged in work with other W3C groups during that week. The group chairs will coordinate their respective agenda to make optimal use of member availability.
[Publications] The two legacy documents are on track for publication. A draft of the Core Vocabulary document will be attempted during the F2F. With the discussions on the vocabulary being parked from next Monday, there should be an opportunity now to concentrate on the API document. Meanwhile the group also hopes to close the discussion on the outstanding high-level Requirements document during the F2F.
[DOM bindings] A recent (Oct 17) draft document from the CSS Working Group includes several items of interest regarding the use of IDL for specifications involving DOMs. Some of this information can inform the DDWG's work on drafting an API for the DDR. An issue has been raised to ensure that members of the group become familiar with the document.
[Admin] The group's internal tracker now has the means to flag items for review. There has also been some progress on the merger of the group wiki to a new platform.
Attendees: Anders, Andrea, Bryan, Dimitar, Jo, Matt, Martin, Mike, Rafa, Rotan.