See minutes online for a more detailed record of the discussions.
The whole meeting was devoted to open issues around the lightweight packaging issue. Most of the issues were easy and handled right away: media type (
application/lpf+zip), name of the PEP and the manifest file itself (
publication.json), or no signing components in the package.
The only issue discussion that turned out to be more complicated was related to the way URI/URL’s are described and referred to in the document. There was a general agreement that, instead of including a longer paragraph, a deep link to the relevant section in the WPUB document should be used. However, the issue raised some other potential issues that will need resolution:
- What is the ‘origin’ to be used for relative URL-s, scripts, etc, for a packaged document?
- The current manifest canonicalization algorithm turns all relative URL-s into absolute ones. This may be fine on the Web, but it is not clear for a package, in view of the previous issue.
These questions will be raised as separate issues to be discussed (maybe at the F2F next week).