Foster Collaboration

There is an interesting debate these days, for those who do not celebrate all Easter, at the WHATWG.( Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group).

The discussion, mostly, arises to the new possibilities that the audio tag should present for future implementations of elements featured the HTML5 language and its associated DOM API.

Mostly the use of this label is of public interest in what concerns to the transmission in streaming of contents for the web.

Is It Worth It?

These issues are all foreign to the neutrality of the technology itself, but necessary to be taken into account and implemented in a World in which the WWW is the mass communication media par excellence.

The pre-development and research reflection on this matter, actually presents concepts as interesting as the discussion of the streamed content, titles and singular attributes, the analysis of ISRC codes and regulations, or the famous article 15 of the WIPO's treaty.

I noticed to Patrick the similitude between what is referred in the industry as royalties and the term funding for scientists. I just wanted to mention that in this post, to know your opinion.  The greatest payoff on R&D is social return-return to organizations that do not participate directly. Like dancers in a stage.

Aside note: Apologies, dearest reader of this blog, for the poor written English featured in the linked email source. Ye know, life is hard in hostile territory and I am missing aptitudes, specially writing emails to a subscribers list.

Radio, live transmission.

Return to the source.

When an R&D project is finished, contractors and vendors may reap further profits based on their experience.
For this reason, the meta-data, new HTML-version 5-dot-something attributes, and other future aspects and enhancements the audio tag may present and offer in the future, are being debated among a few selected team of us.

And yes, memoirs came to mind. The debate brought to mind thecontents of that article in the ISOC, entitled A Brief History of the Internet, Part I, and written circa May/June in the year 1997.

Hence, an excerpt
The idea of open-architecture networking was first introduced by Kahn shortly after having arrived at DARPA in 1972. This work was originally part of the packet radio program, but subsequently became a separate program in its own right. At the time, the program was called "Internetting". Key to making the packet radio system work was a reliable end-end protocol that could maintain effective communication in the face of jamming and other radio interference, or withstand intermittent blackout such as caused by being in a tunnel or blocked by the local terrain. Kahn first contemplated developing a protocol local only to the packet radio network, since that would avoid having to deal with the multitude of different operating systems, and continuing to use NCP.


We are not talking about patent features here.The debate and the research done is the present is through the official mailing listThe mailing list archives are publicly accessible. "It was clear that these systems could be used from a distance and, more important, that they fostered collaborative user communities"

Memoirs came to mind  to avoid re-inventing the circle. Said all, time for brunch, fostering collaboration.


A toast In the memoir of Robert W. Taylor, a truly smoker innovator. Building upon the shoulders of giants.

This your truly, from the battlefield, hostile territory, proudly thinking about web hypertext, since 2004.
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