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Subject: RE: [chairs] need more input for DocMgmt system

Title: RE: [chairs] need more input for DocMgmt system

Requiring an applet or a plugin would be a problem in some situations I work in.

What doc management features are we anticipating that exceed the capabilities of WebDAV?  I would strongly favor a simple WebDAV inteface, because retrieval is simply an HTTP get, clients are readily available for other operations on all platforms.

-Keith Swenson

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karl F. Best [mailto:karl.best@oasis-open.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 12:37 PM
> To: chairs@lists.oasis-open.org
> Cc: Jeff Lomas
> Subject: [chairs] need more input for DocMgmt system
> Chairs:
> We've gone through the scheduled alpha test of the doc mgmt system
> without much result, so anyone who is interested in taking a look at
> this please let me know.
> There's a couple of specific questions that we need the
> answer to before
> we can proceed much further with development. Just to review, we've
> tentatively decided on Subversion (SVN) as the platform upon which we
> will build our doc mgmt system. But there's some additional
> functionality that we need to build on top. As much of this
> functionality would reside in the client, we need to decide
> how to build
> this.
> So... specific questions:
> 1. What proportion of the users of the doc mgmt system (TC members,
> editors, chairs, etc.) will be using non-Windows clients, and
> what kind?
> (Mac, Linux, etc.)
> 2. For Windows users, what proportion of users *do not* have the
> ability/permission to install a plugin client on their
> computers? (Some
> company IT policies don't allow this.)
> Based on the answers to the above, our developing a multi-platform
> client applet may be the best solution, but this would also cost more
> resources to do. There's an existing open source plugin that we could
> start with, but it's Windows only and we don't know if
> everyone has the
> option of using it.
> thanks for your input.
> -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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