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Subject: Re: [chairs] Specification Namespaces? Standard XML SchemaValidation Service

Correct me if I'm wrong, and perhaps I am misremembering, or perhaps 
it wasn't in the TC Process page but another page, but what I recall 
is wording that said something along the lines of "OASIS provides a 
namespace for committee specifications: xmlns"urn:oasis:names:tc:(tc 

As for the schema validation, I should have said that this would only 
be the case where a specification uses an xml schema as a primary 
component. The issues David brings up are not insignificant, but XML 
Schema does have a body of work extant now, and some things need to 
be working now. Adding more or better functionality as it becomes 
more clear to those of us who have not yet understood alternatives as 
well as we might like, is always something I would support.


At 8:44 AM -0500 3/31/04, Karl F. Best wrote:
>To the best of my knowledge the provision of a namespace has never 
>been part of the OASIS TC Process or any of our policies, so I'm 
>puzzled why you would assert that this was once there and is now 
>gone. Or perhaps I'm misreading what you said.
>We do have an assigned namespace, as defined at 
>ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc3121.txt but have no mechanism for 
>enforcing this.
>We have included provision for persistent URLs in the requirements 
>for the doc management system that we are building; I'm not sure yet 
>when that part of the functionality will be available. We've also 
>talked about including some sort of validity checking upon checkin, 
>but that would probably be future functionality.
>Rex Brooks wrote:
>>Hi Jamie, Karl, fellow chairs,
>>I just reviewed the TC Process and TC Guide and discovered that 
>>there is now no mention of OASIS providing a namespace for 
>>standards and specifications. I do not recall seeing in the brief 
>>notes about previous changes to the TC Process that this was 
>>removed. I admit I probably just missed it, but since I have 
>>followed the chairs discussion about document management and the 
>>document repository, and I have also made an effort to follow TC 
>>Process changes when I haven't been completely swamped with work, I 
>>am surprised I did not notice mention of this during the 
>>explorations of the document repostory question or in the TC 
>>Process changes.
>>Have namespaces been rolled into the new Standards Registry 
>>Repository? I mention this because it has always seemed like an 
>>obvious solution, and I assumed such would be the case eventually, 
>>making the URN for OASIS with a specific namespace location in the 
>>either the TC's document repository or the standards repository 
>>(which I would reserve for a family of specs such as legalXML, 
>>TopicMaps, ebXML, etc.)
>>The reason I am asking is that a namespace is required to validate 
>>a schema, which brings me to the last part of this message.
>>Can we establish a standard validation service for all OASIS 
>>specification schemata, and require validation using this 
>>validation service for a Committee Draft (or Committee 
>>Specification if we change it back to that formulation to avoid 
>>confusion) and for Submission of a Committee Draft to OASIS for 
>>approval of a candidate standard?
>>I have several reasons for asking these questions, like all of the 
>>TCs in which I actively participate and all of the TCs and SCs in 
>>which I am an observer.
>Karl F. Best
>Vice President, OASIS
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>karl.best@oasis-open.org      http://www.oasis-open.org

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