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Subject: RE: [chairs] New OASIS TC Descriptions


Resistance is futile.  All your text will be assimilated.



-----Original Message-----
From: David RR Webber [mailto:david@drrw.info] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 3:13 PM
To: Carol Geyer
Cc: chairs@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [chairs] New OASIS TC Descriptions


I sense I'm fumbling around in the dark here trying to find where the 
light switch is....

Could we have a test URL  so we can see before-hand what this new site 
frontend and TC L-n-F will be?

I've just reviewed several front-doors for TC's I'm involved with - and 
the front end blurb contains such
useful things as - Executive Brochure link; Tutorial / Overview PPT; and 
Current Public draft of specification.

It would also be useful to have access to search engine keywords as 
embedded metatags.

If this is all going to disappear - we need to understand where else 
that might be - and how we can
populate it...

Thanks, DW
Carol Geyer wrote:

>OASIS TC chairs:
>OASIS will soon be making web site changes to enhance navigation and make
>easier for visitors to locate TCs by category (in addition to the current
>alpha list), highlight our approved work, identify TCs involved in related
>areas, and educate visitors on the breadth of OASIS development efforts. 
>The first step in making that change is to standardize the way we describe
>our TCs, i.e., the text that appears in the yellow box on each TC's
>homepage. Originally, this text was copied by OASIS staff from TC charters
>and, in some cases, updated or augmented later by TC chairs. Over time,
>of these descriptions have become quite lengthy, overly technical, and/or
>filled with extraneous information (conference call instructions, etc.) As
>we'll soon be using these TC descriptions in several locations on the OASIS
>site, as well as in our datasheets, it's important that we move to maintain
>a consistent level of detail and brevity.
>On Tuesday, 19 Oct, the OASIS webmaster will replace the current yellow box
>text with a succinct description targeted towards a generic audience. 
>Please review the new description for your TC (attached). If you would like
>to edit this description, please send your suggestions to me. Keep in mind,
>the new description must be brief and targeted towards a general audience.
>more detailed and/or technical description of your work may still be used
>the body copy of the TC homepage (below the yellow box) and on your FAQ
>If you would like to continue to use the text that currently appears in
>TC's yellow box, please copy it from the Kavi Public Description field and
>paste it in the Group Notes field, so it will appear under the
>'Announcements' subhead on the TC homepage. This must be done by Monday, 18
>Oct, or it will be lost. Contact sharon.nuccio@oasis-open.org if you need
>instructions for doing this.
>In the future, if you find it necessary to update your TC's yellow box
>description, please contact me directly, so we can be sure the change is
>applied consistently throughout OASIS communications.
>Thank you all for your cooperation on this very exciting project.
>Best regards,
>Carol Geyer
>Director of Communications
>Voice: +1.978.667.5115 x209

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