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Subject: Re: [chairs] Unique OASIS document identifiers

This is of interest for both Published Subjects and Standards Registry application

This is an opportunity for Topic Maps Published Subjects Technical Committee to "eat its
own dog food", by defining OASIS specifications as Published Subjects. For those who are
not aware of what Published Subjects are about, please refer to

There is a space dedicated to Published Subjects defined by OASIS Technical Committees at

Whatever the scheme adopted for specification identifiers, this scheme could be included
in an URL scheme under the previous space, e.g. for the proposed examples, something like:

etc ...

2. It would be interesting to use for those PSI the metadata defined by the Standards
Registry effort.

Of course, definition of Published Subjects, use of StdsReg metadata, definition of
identifiers scheme, and definition of templates for specification documents, are to be
considered as orthogonal issues, but we have there indeed a great opportunity of


Bernard Vatant
Consultant - Mondeca
Chair - OASIS TM PubSubj Technical Committee

----- Message d'origine -----
De : "Eve L. Maler" <eve.maler@sun.com>
À : <chairs@lists.oasis-open.org>
Envoyé : vendredi 15 novembre 2002 22:32
Objet : [chairs] Unique OASIS document identifiers

> Hello folks,
> Karl Best has suggested that I use this list to open up a quick
> discussion on ways that all the OASIS TCs can get some consistency out
> of the ways they identify their specs.
> There is a set of OASIS specification template instructions here, which
> Norm Walsh and I put together a little while ago:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/spectools/docs/wd-spectools-instructions-01.html
> We were guessing a little bit on some of the guidelines therein, and
> we're also not sure who exactly is following them.  Though it would be
> great to get input on that document as a whole, the matter of most
> importance right now is the piece of metadata called the "document
> identifier".  It is discussed in this section:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/spectools/docs/wd-spectools-instructions-01.html#s.metadata
> A scheme is proposed for assigning document identifiers (which are
> intended to be used as the root of a filename, with the extension
> reflecting the format used in the file).  The SAML TC and the UBL Naming
> and Design Rules subcommittee have been trying to apply this scheme as
> best they can, but experience has shown that it needs some tweaking.
> I'm hoping you all can help in this endeavor.
> I'd like to propose the following scheme instead, and suggest that we
> conduct an email discussion on this topic until December 2.  At that
> time, I'll summarize and try to propose a revision of the specification
> template instructions.
> Eve
> * * *
> - For contributions and proposals that are outputs of one or
>    more individuals/organizations but are not an output of the
>    TC in question:
>    p-{name_of_proposer}-{description}-nn
>    Where:
>    name_of_proposer
>      Is typically the last name of the main individual making
>      the proposal.
>    description
>      Is some descriptive text, possibly with embedded hyphens,
>      that identifies the proposal.
>    nn
>      Is a monotonically increasing number starting from 00
>      representing the revision of the document.
> - For outputs of a TC:
>    {type}-{name_of_TC}-{description}-nn
>    Where:
>    type
>      wp=white paper
>      wd=working draft (may not have reached consensus, is in progress)
>      cs=committee spec (has had 2/3 positive vote)
>      This list is not closed, but new type keywords should be added
>      only advisedly, and hopefully only after consultation with the
>      chairs list.
>    name_of_TC
>      Is some canonical shorthand for the TC name, or possibly one
>      of its subcommittees (though this may make the name too long).
> - For OASIS Standards:
>    {name_of_TC}-{description}-Vnn
>    Where:
>    Vnn
>      Is a representation of the version of the Standard, however the
>      TC wants to reflect that.
> Examples:
> wp-ubl-codelist-01
>    Is the second revision of the UBL TC's Code List white paper.
> cs-sstc-core-00
>    Is the first revision of the Security Services TC's core
>    specification in Committee Specificiation form.
> sstc-samlcore-v10
>    Is the SAML V1.0 core specification in OASIS Standard form.
>    (I've added "saml" to the description because "sstc" doesn't
>    mean much to some people).
> p-smith-docbooklinks-17
>    Is the seventeenth revision of Smith's proposal for DocBook
>    linking.
> --
> Eve Maler                                        +1 781 442 3190
> Sun Microsystems                            cell +1 781 354 9441
> Web Technologies and Standards               eve.maler @ sun.com
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