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

I would go for xml, if we can have a toolset that can do a roundtrip with Word.


At 5:51 PM -0500 2/18/04, Karl F. Best wrote:
>Excellent comments, everyone. Keep 'em coming.
>I see a consensus that we want a sandbox as a phase prior to checkin 
>and version control, and a suggestion to use wiki for the sandbox. 
>We will need to have access control too, to restrict this to the TC 
>I see a lot of pros-n-cons for using MSWord together with CVS in the 
>second phase, especially as it relates to change control. We're not 
>committed to CVS yet; that's just a popular suggestion. How would 
>you feel about a requirement to do all of your documents in HTML or 
>XML? i.e. no proprietary or binary formats. (Now there's a big can 
>of worms to open :-) I'm not making any threats; just wondering if 
>that might be a good way to go. Perhaps this would require OASIS 
>providing tools for the TCs to use; we'd have to ask some vendors 
>for contributions.
>If we did use some text-based format (as above), would CVS provide 
>us with change logs?

Rex Brooks
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