Archives for: December 2008

Monday, December 15th 2008

Permalink 10:11:13 am, Categories: Meeting summaries

Meeting Summary 8 December 2008

The group had a quick discussion about the current state of play which is as follows:
  1. XSLT for POWDER-BASE to POWDER - coming along nicely. The basics are done, with a manageable To Do list (ordered lists, tagsets, conflicting descriptions, predefined descriptions). This is an important implementation of the formal doc.
  2. The Semantic POWDER processor is done, complete with tarball and help page at
  3. The second POWDER Processor is expected to be online any day now.
  4. The comments received from Michael Schneider and Jonathan Rees need (and will get) a proper answer but the result is that we do not need to substantially change the semantic extension.
  5. Tony Hammond's point about the '//' in IRIs being mandatory when they should be optional in the regular expressions is not right as POWDER$ is about HTTP and HTTP-like URI schemes. Other URI schemes can be handled by POWDER but by extending POWDER-BASE.
  6. Minor editorial issues are being dealt with.
  7. The registration of the Media Types and @rel type is progressing but it's taking quite a lot of effort.
  8. The group is fully on track to get ready for a request for a PR transition before Christmas although we may just mis the moratorium. A lot depends, particularly, on whether the XSLT work gets caught by any banana skins along the way.
We're getting there.
Permalink 10:01:56 am, Categories: Meeting summaries

Meeting Summary 1 December 2008

The group made a quick review of the various implementations under way at the moment. There are a lot: a validator, two POWDER Processors, one POWDER-S Processor, an XSLT for POWDER to POWDER-BASE is just being debugged, the POWDER-BASE to POWDER-S XSLT is on the way and the deployment of POWDER on a large content portal is due online any day now. Good! But... there's not hiding the fact that all these need a little more work before they reach full release status and, of course, time is running out. The target is to seek transition to Proposed Recommendation w/c 15 December (W3C has a publication request moratorium beginning 18th Dec). The group spent a little time looking at comments received from Jonathan Rees and Dan Brickley. Further answers will be sent to those correspondents but the belief among the group is that the comments received will not need to significant changes to the published documents. The group noted that substantial discussions are ongoing regarding the issue of HTTP Link and relationship type registrations. A new draft of the HTTP Link doc is now published, with relevant threads on the HTTP mailing list and a new one set up by Eran Hammer-Lahav on metadata discovery The bottom line is that there appears to be broad consensus that HTTP Link will return and that the relationship type registry proposed by Mark Nottingham will come into effect. However, this won't be until after the POWDER WG has finished its work so that section 4.1.2 now seems almost certain to be flagged as informative rather than normative. The group also noted the new Internet Draft (also submitted by Mark Nottingham) proposing /site-meta as 'the well known location to end all other well known locations.'