EPUB3 Working Group Telco — Minutes

Date: 2020-09-17

See also the Agenda and the IRC Log


Present: Wendy Reid, Toshiaki Koike, Yu-Wei Chang (Yanni), Shinya Takami (高見真也), Tzviya Siegman, Brady Duga, Masakazu Kitahara, Matt Garrish, Zheng Xu (Jeff), Jun’Ichi Yoshii, Daihei Shiohama (塩濱大平), Yoshinori Ohmura



Chair: Wendy Reid, Shinya Takami (高見真也)

Scribe(s): Brady Duga


1. goals and charter

Wendy Reid: Let’s start!

Shinya Takami (高見真也): Why we are here - make epub 3 a standard
… this is the first Japan friendly time meeting, we will alternate times
… [Japanese]
… [More Japanese]

Wendy Reid: Roadmap: goal is publish and produce a new epub revision
… Currently epub 3.3, may change
… Also want to deliver a complete end to end test suite for epub
… We don’t have that now, and it is a requirement for w3c
… That will be a lot of work
… As we write the tests we will revise the spec to clarify or fix discovered issues
… Also doing an update to the a11y spec
… By 2025 all books published in Europe must be accesible
… Need to focus on fixed layout content that is not accessible now
… Also may look at html5, CSS 3, etc
… Want to keep everyone happy
… At the end of the charter (2.5 years) hope to make epub 3 a full rec
… Will need to publish a first public working draft, will happen in the next few weeks
… Basically the current spec with some cleanup
… By CR we need the tests

Shinya Takami (高見真也): [Translation from Canadian to Japanese]
… thanks you

2. work mode

Wendy Reid: Process - two calls
… a NA/Europe call (late night in Japan)
… Another morning Japan/evening NA
… for the meetings that are at a terrible time where you are there is no need to attend
… We two mailing lists, private and public
… private is used for things like sharing our zoom link
… Most work will actually be done on github
… You will need an account, so get one if you don’t have one
… You can link your github to w3c account on your profile page - please do that

Wendy Reid: https://github.com/w3c/epub-wg

Wendy Reid: https://github.com/w3c/publ-epub-revision

Wendy Reid: Two links posted. epub-wg is for admin and planning.
… the second one is for the documents
… Any epub issues will go in publ-epub-revision
… This is the same repo as we used for the CG

Shinya Takami (高見真也): [More translation to Japanese]
… explaining github stuff

Wendy Reid: https://www.w3.org/Consortium/cepc/

Wendy Reid: IRC - send your nickname to Ivan so he can match them to real names for the minutes
… CEPC is our code of conduct. Read it, learn it, know it! All meetings are covered there, in person and remote, as well as github comms
… Scribes. They are awesome. We will have a rotation list, please contact Wendy to be added to the list. It is a lot of fun
… Decision process: we will need to decide things
… A proposal will be put in the IRC channel, we vote with +1/0/-1
… We will wait a week before finally deciding to give people in other timezones a chance to vote/comment
… You can respond via email or in the next meeting if you want to record a vote

Shinya Takami (高見真也): [Translating about process]

Daihei Shiohama (塩濱大平): Please explain how to ask questions, etc

Wendy Reid: Use q+ in IRC. q- removes you.
… Make sure to “present+” when you enter the meeting

Daihei Shiohama (塩濱大平): Want to give an example
… Showing off q+
… [Japanese] q+ [more Japanese]

Tzviya Siegman: present+
… More IRC coolnesses
… type “/me xyz” to send a comment that will not go to the minutes
… You can add stuff after q+ to remind you off why you went on the queue

Wendy Reid: There are newbie docs that discuss IRC basics

Wendy Reid: https://www.w3.org/publishing/groups/epub-wg/WorkMode/newbie

Wendy Reid: github is the best place to discuss things
… don’t wait for meetings, post to github
… English is the operating language of the group, but if you want to post technical comments in your own language that is fine, Wendy will get them translated
… Introductions, no need to scribe
… Thank you everyone!
… Versioning was discussed in the last meeting, starting at 3.3, that could change
… As mentioned, decisions will take a week so everyone can participate
… Questions?
… Next agenda with better dates next Wednesday