Idea: creating a "TO DO" list for Activity Streams

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Rob Dolin

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Jan 27, 2010, 4:59:08 PM1/27/10
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Hey all,

 

As we try to get to a “Implementer’s Draft” of the Activity Streams specs, I thought it would be useful for us to brainstorm a checklist or TO DO list of additions/edits we’d like to make to the Activity Streams specs or tasks we’d like to do.  I’ve started a draft list below. 

 

Please reply to edit and as the list stabilizes (or if threads are hard to follow), we can potentially move to the wiki as a more permanent archive and to go through and check-off items from the list.  (I’ve taken my best effort at prioritization but it’s just a best guess.)

 

Thanks—

--Rob

 

 

(Merged from the bottom of http://wiki.activitystrea.ms/Future-meetings)

 

MUST – things that we must have for an implementer’s draft

* Move (or postpone to v1.1) details on location activity context (ASms Schema spec section 3.3.1)

* Finish RSS TODO (ASms Atom Extensions spec section 5.2)

* Finish Security TODO (ASms Atom Extensions spec section 9)

* Object-type for Review

 

SHOULD – that that we should have for an implementer’s draft

* Wiki page listing implementers – in progress at: https://wiki.activitystrea.ms/Implementation-Scenarios

* Object-type for Folder

* Associating custom text with an <activity:verb>

* How to represent “via” or other source information

* Object-type for List

* Object-type for Product

* Wiki page suggesting best practices for de-dupe’ing

 

MAY – things that would be nice to have for an implementer’s draft but could potentially be delayed to a v1.1 or v2

* Some way to represent a Rating

* Merging person representation from <activity:actor> à <author>

* Gaming-related verbs and objects

Chris Messina

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Feb 3, 2010, 3:02:33 PM2/3/10
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Rob,

I took this list and put it on the wiki to bring it more visibility:

https://activitystreams.pbworks.com/To-Do

It's not entirely complete, but it's a good start. I also added
various slots so people can sign up to help out — or indicate that
they're working on different aspects.

Thanks for kick-starting this Rob!

Chris

On Jan 27, 4:59 pm, Rob Dolin <robdo...@microsoft.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
>
> As we try to get to a "Implementer's Draft" of the Activity Streams specs, I thought it would be useful for us to brainstorm a checklist or TO DO list of additions/edits we'd like to make to the Activity Streams specs or tasks we'd like to do.  I've started a draft list below.
>
> Please reply to edit and as the list stabilizes (or if threads are hard to follow), we can potentially move to the wiki as a more permanent archive and to go through and check-off items from the list.  (I've taken my best effort at prioritization but it's just a best guess.)
>

> Thanks-


> --Rob
>
> (Merged from the bottom ofhttp://wiki.activitystrea.ms/Future-meetings)
>

> MUST - things that we must have for an implementer's draft


> * Move (or postpone to v1.1) details on location activity context (ASms Schema spec section 3.3.1)
> * Finish RSS TODO (ASms Atom Extensions spec section 5.2)
> * Finish Security TODO (ASms Atom Extensions spec section 9)
> * Object-type for Review
>

> SHOULD - that that we should have for an implementer's draft
> * Wiki page listing implementers - in progress at:https://wiki.activitystrea.ms/Implementation-Scenarios


> * Object-type for Folder
> * Associating custom text with an <activity:verb>
> * How to represent "via" or other source information
> * Object-type for List
> * Object-type for Product
> * Wiki page suggesting best practices for de-dupe'ing
>

> MAY - things that would be nice to have for an implementer's draft but could potentially be delayed to a v1.1 or v2


> * Some way to represent a Rating

> * Merging person representation from <activity:actor> --> <author>

Rob Dolin

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Feb 3, 2010, 4:58:54 PM2/3/10
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Thanks Chris. I like moving this to the wiki.

I've added links to the To-do page on:
* FrontPage
* Future meetings

I've also signed-up for two slots and talked to Jason Kahn about helping also.

Thanks--
--Rob


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Subject: Re: Idea: creating a "TO DO" list for Activity Streams

Rob,

I took this list and put it on the wiki to bring it more visibility:

https://activitystreams.pbworks.com/To-Do

It's not entirely complete, but it's a good start. I also added

various slots so people can sign up to help out - or indicate that

Chris

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John Panzer

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Feb 3, 2010, 6:08:40 PM2/3/10
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Should people just sign up for slots they care about?  I'm happy to help with (in my personal priority order):

P1: Merging person representation from <activity:actor> → <author>
p2: How to represent “via” or other source information
P3: Wiki page suggesting best practices for de-dupe’ing

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Chris Messina

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Feb 3, 2010, 9:52:35 PM2/3/10
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For now, yes. Just add your preferred handle in the column. If there's more than one person that steps up — all parties can coordinate with one another.

I don't have time (or interest!) in micromanaging, but I think having a centralized task list would be very good for us.

Chris
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John Panzer

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Feb 9, 2010, 7:43:13 PM2/9/10
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I've added myself to one thing (author spec, I need this for Salmon) and maybe a couple of others at https://activitystreams.pbworks.com/To-Do.

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Rob Dolin

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Feb 10, 2010, 1:23:56 AM2/10/10
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Hey John,

     In the Windows Live implementation of outbound Activity Streams that Matt (CC’d) and I are working on, we have some <activity:actor> data in the <atom:author> element.  You can see what this currently looks like at http://www.testmash.com/WLASms/.  I’d be very interested in if we’re consistent with what you’re thinking or if there are changes that you would suggest.  Thanks very much—

--Rob

John Panzer

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Feb 10, 2010, 4:00:37 PM2/10/10
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Hi Rob,

My main concern ATM is that there's a standard way to specify a discoverable[1] URI for an author (like http://cid-b8a48430223e3c38.profile.live.com/) and a standard, unambiguous place for processors to look for it.  It looks to me like your usage is exactly in line with that main concern.

But I don't see any activity:actor data inside e.g., http://www.testmash.com/WLASms/?cid=b8a48430223e3c38; just the live:id identifier.  Is that identifier 1:1 to the profile ID, or are things more complicated than that?  Am I looking at the right feed? Having a bit of trouble xmllinting it -- is there a pretty xml print output option?

-John
[1] Where by 'discoverable' I mean that I can stick in either a Webfinger identifier or a profile page, and if the owner wants to, they can enable it for additional XRD based discovery.
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