Open web tool

From W3C Wiki

A challenge was made to the participants to use HTML for their presentations proposing additions/technologies for the web platform[1][2] (and criticism for using non-open-web technologies to do so [3][4])

The broader challenge is to use openweb technologies in our day to day interactions at and with W3C, with such use-cases as:

  • Presentations (slide formats / online slides)
  • Remote collaboration (e.g. use of WebRTC / webcasting instead of phones)

There is a spectrum of W3C members that can be more/less expected to adopt and use open web technologies:

  1. Highly technical contributors who are actively designing and specifying advancement of the web platform
  2. Semi-technical contributors who have some understanding (can write HTML), but have challenges
  3. General contributors who are discussing customer needs, use-cases

We should be dogfooding and improving tools from top to bottom in this spectrum.


Workshop communication:

  • We should request that W3C workshop participants use openweb platform tools
  • HTML-based presentations, posted on the web at a permalink, with varying emphasis per the spectrum:
    • MUST: Technical contributors advocating specific technical advancements to the platform must use HTML and other openweb platform technologies.
    • SHOULD: Contributors who consider themselves technical should try using HTML for their presentations, and at least report back what difficulties they experience.
    • ENCOURAGED: All other workshop participants should be encouraged to learn HTML, and attempt creating HTML content, or saving their non-open-web presentations in HTML form.
  • Blog posts criticising of workshop structure/defaults:

Tool Requests:

  • We should document where openweb tools fall down, where they are difficult etc. as compared to non-open-web technologies/formats, and what we need from openweb tools. E.g.
  • Web-based graphical user interface to create and edit presentations and slides
    • Even just simple styled text
    • Maybe with one image embedded on a slide