[SM3] W3C Workshop on Publishing

[SM3] W3C Workshop on Publishing

[SM3] W3C Workshop on Publishing

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Mon Sep 30 11:58:12 UTC 2013


Thank you for attending and posting the summary!

On Sep 27, 2013, at 4:02 PM, William A Wagner <wamwagner at comcast.net> wrote:

> A quick summary of the W3C Workshop on Publishing held last week follows.
> Also, with respect to a question posed earlier, although the Browser being
> the ultimate renderer was a prevalent notion at the workshop (see
> http://www.w3.org/2012/12/global-publisher/slides/Day1/P1-Adam-Hyde-browser_
> as_renderer_fin.pdf), the idea seemed to be that rendering to a PDF was all
> that was needed to get to hardcopy. So printers still have the job of
> rendering PDF to something that can drive a print head.
> "The New Publishing - A W3C Workshop on the Open Web Platform" was held
> September 16-17, 2013 in Paris. This was an activity primarily of the W3C
> <http://www.w3.org/dpub/IG/> Digital Publishing Interest Group and was one
> of three "publishing via the Web" workshops, including a W3C Workshop on
> Electronic Books and the Open Web Platform in New York this past February.
> The workshops' purpose was to determine what W3C needed to add to its
> specifications to enable/encourage total publication development via the
> Open Web platform. The Paris meeting nominally was concerned with publishing
> to print.
> In line with the focus on print, the PWG presented the position in a panel
> presentation (Standards Bodies: Who does what?) that the CSS should include
> or reference Print Job Ticket elements, ideally PWG PJT elements, to specify
> hardcopy production intent. However, the workshop concerns were with
> identifying barriers to greater use of the Open Web Platform, such as the
> need for authoring tools and revision control, pagination, and the phase
> over of XSLT capabilities to HTML5; there was little excitement in the
> additional features offered by the PWG proposal.
> Nevertheless, the PWG position is on record and we were encouraged to
> present the concept at a higher level, where enhanced features were
> considered, and to monitor and comment on W3C specifications and activity in
> this area. 
> For those interested and who are employed by a company that is a W3C member,
> I suggest subscribing to the W3C  <http://www.w3.org/dpub/IG/> Digital
> Publishing Interest Group ( http://www.w3.org/dpub/IG/).
> Thanks,
> Bill Wagner
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Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair

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