Re: Final review of the manual

From: Emmanuel Pietriga <>
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2005 14:55:55 +0200

Chris Bizer wrote:

> Proposed changes:
> - The manual shouldn't require the browser to issue warnings if it is in a
> undecideable lens or format selection situation. I think the user isn't
> interested in these warnings but just wants the information rendered
> somehow. For this reason, classic web browsers also don't display warnings
> for CSS errors but just quietly ignore the CSS they don't understand.

Yes. I did not have the user in mind when I was considering warnings,
but more the Fresnel stylesheet programmer/debugger. There should be a
debug mode that warns about conflicts.

> Editorial Comments:
> - I think it would be good to move the last paragraph of section 1.2 about
> selector languages to section 1.3, as it isn't about Vocabulary Modules.

Or rename "Vocabulary modules" into "Modules".

> - Change the introduction of section 2.1 as the current text is only about
> instanceLensDomain and not general.

It would indeed be better to say something about classLensDomain. The
problem is that classLensDomain only makes sens in subsection "Simple

> - We are still having an inconsistency with the usage of the terms
> "resource" and instance. In section 1 subsection terminology we say that we
> take an ontological view using the terms Class/Instance/Property/Value. But
> in formatting vocabulary we are talking about "resourceFormat"
> "resourceStyle" and "ResourceBox". I guess we should decide on one term. Any
> preferences?

I vote for instance instead of resource.

> Edits to the document:
> - changed Fresnel:url into Fresnel:externalLink in section 1.1.
> - moved the examples about formatting properties from the introduction of
> secton 3 to section 3.1 about formatting properties.
> - I moved the section about Fresnel use from section 4 to the end of section
> 3.1 as it isn't about groups.
> - Moved the section about including CSS/SVG styling instructions into
> Fresnel stylesheets to section 6.4


> I would also like to close all discussions about the core vocabulary today!
> We should all give our explicit OK and then move to a phase where we only
> correct bugs in the core vocabs but don't do any further major changes.

Agreed. We still need to close the stylesheetLink issue. Coming back to
this in the dedicated thread.

> What about the extended vocabs? Does this still need discussion or do we
> leave it like this for now? (Which would be OK for me)

I think we should leave them as is for now, start playing with Fresnel
"for real" and when we have enough experience come back to extended vocabs.

Emmanuel Pietriga
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