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Subject: Competing formats?


We can continue the thread on which OASIS format should be used for 
OASIS work and the various benefits and advantages of each one.

But, I don't think that would be a very useful discussion, so let me 
suggest a change in emphasis.

What structure, leaving particular formats to one side, should OASIS 
standards have?

We already know they have a cover page and the last clause is a 
conformance clause, plus references, but what else?

The ISO guidelines run a number of pages on this subject.

If we can get a start on describing a common model for OASIS standards, 
then what any format has to do to support it should become obvious to 
those who support that format.

Does that sound like a more fruitful way forward?

Hope everyone is having a great day!


Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)

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