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Subject: Re: [chairs] need your comments on DocMgmt system requirements


Some of these seem like good ideas - but overall I sense this will
be cumbersome to use and hard to implement.  CVS style
generally is more programmer friendly than user friendly.

I'm really after something that's simpler and more predictable
than currently.  I really do not want the system inventing
OASIS filenames for me - generally I have good reasons
for using certain file names - and then also - when it is
a spec' - I want to create that name myself before hand
and keep it - since I do not want to have to edit references
to whatever the system called it - assuming I can find that

The biggest thing by far is the persistent URLs - but I
liked Matt MacKenzies suggestion on this a few weeks
back.  If persistent URLs means something like:


That's not what I have in mind!  Shorter is MUCH better.

The idea of being able to see Access counts is excellent,
that would be helpful.

If the system could automatically track when one document
is replacing another and keep a history tree - that would be
a plus.  But this should be simply driven with a drop-down
list of recently uploaded documents.  We definately
do not want to be writing CVS style command line
storage instructions!

Thanks, DW.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Karl F. Best" <karl.best@oasis-open.org>
To: "Chairs OASIS" <chairs@lists.oasis-open.org>; "Jeff Lomas"
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 2:48 PM
Subject: [chairs] need your comments on DocMgmt system requirements

> TC Chairs, Secretaries:
> Early last month I sent out a request for your input on priorities for
> new functionality that OASIS needs to provide to the TCs. It's obvious
> that our first priority needs to be a document management system. OASIS
> management and technical staff have agreed to this.
> I've put together a draft functional requirements document for this doc
> mgmt system and would like to get your feedback. It is very important
> that we have the requirements correct and complete before we start
> development of the project -- many of you are developers so I'm sure
> that you understand the importance of this.
> Please send your comments in the next week or so if at all possible.
> Jeff Lomas, our Technology Services manager, and I will be finalizing
> these requirements and starting system design and development by the end
> of this month.
> -Karl
> =================================================================
> Karl F. Best
> Vice President, OASIS
> office  +1 978.667.5115 x206     mobile +1 978.761.1648
> karl.best@oasis-open.org      http://www.oasis-open.org

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