DPUB IG Telco, 2016-01-25: POE Charter, PWP Use Cases, CSS Use cases

DPUB IG Telco, 2016-01-25: POE Charter, PWP Use Cases, CSS Use cases

See minutes online for a more detailed record of the discussions. (The headers below link into the relevant sections of the minutes.)

POE Charter

W3C plans to start a new Working Group called “Permissions & Obligations Expression Working Group”; the charter is currently under the review of the W3C Advisory Committee. The origin of the work came from the ODRL Community Group‘s specification which is already widely used, eg, in the news community.

The main goal is to be able to combine obligation and rights when coming from different sources. The problem arises in the area of data sets published on the Web, but also when publishers combine various materials (photos, videos, etc) into one publication and they have to know what are the rights and obligations of the final combination of assets. This is where the work at POE comes in.

It will rely on current ODRL 2.1, which will be published as a first draft in May. The final standard is not expected to be radically different.

Discussions on the meeting looked at the position of RightsML with relation to POE (it is expected that this will be a specific profile of POE), on the relationships to other groups like IPTC, LCC, etc. Clearly, coordination work and external connections in the two main usage area (data and publishing) will be important for the Working Group. The use cases to be provided should also include the interest of the publishing community, that clearly has a major stake in the area.

W3C members participating in the DPUB IG (and others) are encouraged to vote!

PWP Use case and requirements

It has been agreed to set up a task force to gather use cases for PWP. Romain and friends have set up an initial github repo for that purpose, although it is still fairly empty. A first step is to look at the list of current use cases, and decide which are relevant and which are to be filtered out for this exercise. A separate github issue has been opened for that; next step is to have a short description of each referenced use case and discuss the relevancy (or not) of those on email.

CSS Use cases

Issue #18 on the CSS WG is on the alignments of tables and whether the current CSS facilities are adequate for what the digital publishing community needs. There were some discussions between experts at Wiley and one of the editors of the CSS WG (Florian), based on scanned texts back fro 1974 that exemplified principles. Understanding these examples requires specific knowledge, though… These will be collected and discussed further. The point for this group, however, is to collect the use cases and it is up to the CSS WG to decide whether those problems are real or not with relations to the possibilities of CSS.

Admin issues on meetings

The group discussed the possibility of holding a virtual F2F meeting rather than a “real” one, due to the difficulties to find the right time and place in around April/May. We will try to do this.

About Ivan Herman

Ivan Herman is the Technical Lead for Publishing@W3C. For more details, see http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/

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