Archives for: June 2008

Friday, June 27th 2008

Permalink 10:35:39 am, Categories: Meeting summaries

Meeting Summaries, back to normal

Oops... I've been rather remiss in posting the meeting updates. The next three posts are those for the last few weeks, all of which say things like "the group expects to publish new versions of the document any day now." OK, as I write they really are being installed and the W3C webmaster is making final adjustments... More soon.
Phil ARCHER
Permalink 10:32:54 am, Categories: Meeting summaries

Meeting Summary 23rd June 2008

The group is working towards getting its already published documents updated and ready for Last Call which, all being well, will be announced at the end of this month. New versions of the Description Resources and Grouping documents are being put through the W3C publication process, along with the new Formal Semantics document. In addition the XML schemata and datatype definitions necessary for POWDER and POWDER-BASE are ready to go along with the POWDER-S RDF vocabulary. These have the appearance of ancillary documents however they are crucial as they are what will make the Protocol for Web Description Resources actually work! The meeting this week spent most of its time, however, looking at two documents that are not quite ready for publication yet - the Primer and test suite. It was felt that we need to have more examples of POWDER processing ready to include in the Primer before it can be published - hopefully around the end of next month. A Test Suite is also being prepared. Some sample data has been prepared and the format of the suite worked out. This week will see specific references to sections of the normative documents included so that it is clearer exactly what the test is about. It is hoped that the Test Suite will be ready for First Public Working Draft by this time next week - when the aim is to announce Last Call on several documents.
Phil ARCHER
Permalink 10:31:42 am, Categories: Meeting summaries

Meeting Summary 16th June 2008

This was a relatively short meeting but an important one as we have reached a significant milestone in the group's work. With the exception of the use cases, new versions of all the POWDER documents currently in the public domain are ready to be published, along with some new ones. These include a new Formal Semantics document, XML schemata and RDF vocabulary namespace documents. Work on the Primer and Test Suite is also progressing well and these should be ready at the end of the month when the group plans to make a Last Call announcement on its major Recommendations Track documents.
Phil ARCHER
Permalink 10:30:40 am, Categories: Meeting summaries

Meeting Summary 2nd June 2008

The bulk of the meeting concerned the Primer which the group intends to publish in the near future as a first public working draft and evolve over the remainder of the year as a Note. It explains why and how to use POWDER and is meant as a general introduction to the whole protocol. Technical detail is included where necessary but is introduced in a near tutorial style. There are a number of open issues but these are being reduced and FPWD should be ready next week. The group resolved to publish an updated working draft of the Description Resources document and seek permission to publish a FPWD of its Formal Semantics document. Meanwhile, updated versions of the schema and vocabulary documents are close to being ready to publish. The Test Suite and an updated version of the Grouping of Resources document should also be ready for the group to resolve to publish on next week's call. The WG was pleased to note the recent discussion in the TAG concerning the HTTP Link Header which is very positive for POWDER.
Phil ARCHER