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

+1. I think it's a foregone conclusion there's no way to get consensus
across all OASIS users on an editor. But if there were an open-standard
interface/XML interchange format, and a reasonable variety of editors that
did (or could be made to) support it, that should work.

After all, this is an e-business collaboration standard we're discussing
here ;-)


-----Original Message-----
From: Rex Brooks [mailto:rexb@starbourne.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 4:48 PM
To: karl.best@oasis-open.org; Chairs OASIS
Cc: lomas >> Jeff Lomas
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


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?

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