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Wednesday, January 16th 2008

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Meeting Summary - 14 Jan 2008

[Meeting Summary – 14 Jan 2008] Priorities for 2008, Editors’ meeting, Roadmap. [Priorities] The group commenced the meeting by reviewing the outstanding tasks to produce the chartered deliverables by the target date of May 2008. The key deliverables in this time frame are the Core API, the corresponding Conformance Requirements (an appendix to the Core API document), the completion of the Core Vocabulary, some work on the identification of devices and user agents, and (optionally) a Note on an API extension to deal with structures (of device descriptions), and calls for implementations and data contributions. It was proposed that the group aim for a Candidate Recommendation in April, one month ahead of the scheduled end of the group’s charter. This will give time for implementations to be presented. Already there is progress on implementations from a number of group participants, based on work already undertaken, especially the work during the previous face-to-face meetings. There are some outstanding matters to consider in the Core Vocabulary. Some essential properties may yet be included (e.g. “script support” – possibly linked to “ability to support the OpenAjax Hub”) and there needs to be some description of “Aspects”, a concept introduced during the previous face-to-face. It was proposed that Aspects could be incorporated as an annex to the Core API, as perhaps the Core Vocabulary should be. The group requested investigation by the W3C team to determine if the Vocabulary of Device Properties and Vocabulary of Device Aspects could be re-cast as annexes of the Core API. Furthermore, a comparison between Aspects and a similar concept in UAProf was suggested. There will be another face-to-face in March, at which the group expects to have an editors’ draft of the Core API and a final version of the Core Vocabulary for ratification. The recent departure of Rhys Lewis as coordinator of the UWA Ontology was noted, but the group feels that there are sufficient resources to keep this work active. New people are also expected to join and assist. [Editors Meeting] There will be a face-to-face meeting of the editors of the Core API document, in Dublin, Ireland, at the end of January. Editors are requested to attend, and other group members may attend at their own discretion. [AOB#1] It was noted that the Mobile Web 2.0 mobileOK test suite has started with a service launch planned for later this year. With growing attention on the production of good quality Web presentation on mobile devices, one can also expect a growing demand for device descriptions for adaptive solutions. [AOB#2] For the meetings in March, it is anticipated that the DDWG will be allocated the latter part of the week for the face-to-face. [Roadmap] Based on the discussion in this meeting, the roadmap for 2008 looks as follows: - Core API editor’s meeting at the end of January; - Core Vocabulary contributions cease at the end of first week of February; - Core API “Editors’ Draft” ready for the F2F in March; - final version of Core Vocabulary “WG Note” ready by the F2F in March; - Core API “Candidate Recommendation” in April; - calls for implementations and data contributions in May.
Rotan Hanrahan

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