Publishing Working Group Telco — Minutes
See also the Agenda and the IRC Log
Present: Ivan Herman, Dave Cramer, Wendy Reid, Avneesh Singh, Ric Wright, Brady Duga, Ben Schroeter, Marisa DeMeglio, Garth Conboy, Matt Garrish
Chair: Wendy Reid
Scribe(s): Garth Conboy
Wendy Reid: previous meeting’s minutes: https://www.w3.org/publishing/groups/publ-wg/Meetings/Minutes/2020/2020-06-08-pwg
minutes: Silence: Approvfed.
1. testing. implementations
Wendy Reid: Test content added.
… All short.
… four new packaged; one unpackaged.
… Publishers implementations report coming soon (today).
Wendy Reid: garth: We’re ingesting LPF in the audiobook pipeline
Wendy Reid: … working on getting the TOCs ingested as well, and supplemental content
Wendy Reid: … progress has been made, but not complete
Wendy Reid: Reached out Laurent & Lars. Been making progress on completing tests
… Thorium does support LPF — it works.
… Other updates?
Avneesh Singh: Working on DAISY output tools (OBI).
Wendy Reid: Manifest is core.
Avneesh Singh: plus audio and TOC.
… How validate?
Marisa DeMeglio: Has processor, not really a validator.
… Can run output through Marisa’s tool, with catch some errors.
Wendy Reid: There is a need for a validator.
Marisa DeMeglio: Is there a good JSON-LD library for validation?
Ivan Herman: Yes there is. Ivan’s tool is doing JSON testing directly. Could be packaged to be more user friendly.
… Converts JSON to internal structure and tries to catch errors along the way.
… Also does TOC testing.
… If folks can use it, it’s there.
Dave Cramer: Took time &money for Epubcheck to get where it is for eBooks… so validation is non non-trivial.
… Maybe add audiobook support to epubcheck?
… Be great for adoption.
Avneesh Singh: Epubcheck work is set through this year; could be good for next year.
… Could be easy-ish.
Ivan Herman: Audiobooks are simpler so could be a a good path to validation.
… Check JSON/Manifest.
… Need also to check audio files, and various pointers.
Avneesh Singh: Even EPUBCheck does not go into details of audio files and timings, at this stage.
Avneesh Singh: But better media overlays support in EPUBCheck will come.
Wendy Reid: Checking files types would be within reason (against Manifest).
… can continue to explore.
Marisa DeMeglio: Submitted PR with test results.
… “worlds best audiobook player” (repository name) :-)
Wendy Reid: Happy 4th (for Americans)… and Canada Day too!