Publishing WG Telco, 2017-08-21: HTML TOC proposal, milestones

See minutes online for a more detailed record of the discussions.

HTML TOC as manifest proposal

Dave Cramer and Benjamin Young have put forward a proposal, for using HTML as a binding document. It became clear in the discussion that the proposal has several facets that may have to be discussed separately:

  1. Using an HTML file for TOC and its connection to the list of primary/secondary resources
  2. Is HTML a suitable syntax for the Manifest information as a whole

Although no decision has been taken yet on these (and the discussion should continue offline) the more general question on whether it is time to define the serialization of the manifest or whether this should be postponed to cover the abstract manifest first. Some of these issues are also covered in the (currently open) pull request cleaning up the current views on the abstract and concrete manifests.


The chairs have prepared a set of “official” milestones between now and the end of the December when the FPWD is planned. The current issues will be assigned to these milestones in the coming days.