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Subject: Re: [chairs] What can Standards Development / TC Administrationdo to help?


On 5/18/2010 6:09 PM, robert_weir@us.ibm.com wrote:
> And have a template in ODF format as well.
Actually the template is available in ODF format.

> Of course, the challenge is not finding ten ways to solve the problem. The
> challenge is finding one way.

So long as it is a finite number of ways, say four or five and we have 
tool chains that do automatic checking were possible, for all of them, I 
don't think there is a problem.

Perhaps the advocates of each format could volunteer to maintain the 
tool chains at the direction of the OASIS staff? (As opposed to saying 
that "someone" should maintain the tool chain, which means it falls to 
already over committed staff.)

I don't think we are going to find "one way" to author OASIS standards 
but we can define a common result where all tool chains should end.

That would be an interesting exercise. To have a "sample" OASIS standard 
that could be submitted to each tool chain to be judged on its final 

The published output being how members of the standards community and 
users of OASIS standards know our work.

Hope you are having a great day!

> -Rob Weir
> Co Chair, OASIS ODF TC.
> "JoAnn Hackos"<joann.hackos@comtech-serv.com>  wrote on 05/18/2010
> 05:30:53 PM:
>> RE: [chairs] What can Standards Development / TC  Administration do to
> help?
>> To echo Ken, we have created a template based on DITA and are now having
>> Mary check it to be certain it complies with the OASIS standard. We have
>> been happily authoring DITA topics and maps and produce PDF, XHTML, and
>> .chm output.
>> JoAnn
>> CoChair, DITA Adoption TC
>> JoAnn Hackos PhD
>> President
>> Comtech Services, Inc.
>> joann.hackos@comtech-serv.com
>> Skype joannhackos
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: G. Ken Holman [mailto:gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 2:32 PM
>> To: chairs@lists.oasis-open.org
>> Subject: Re: [chairs] What can Standards Development / TC Administration
>> do to help?
>> At 2010-05-18 14:01 -0400, Norman Walsh wrote:
>>> Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't dream of editing a spec in anything
>>> *other* than (a particular) OASIS XML format, but that's not going to
>>> be news to anyone :-)
>> Norm won't say it, but I will ... I've created a spec publishing
>> environment based on DocBook.
>> The version 0.4 currently visible in the template directory is
>> outdated and I'm waiting for TC Admin to upload the latest that I
>> delivered to them last week.  What I like about this environment is
>> that it produces the HTML and PDF to Mary McRae's specifications
>> precisely, such that she doesn't need to do any post-processing to
>> put the files up on the web.  My CLRTC's latest specification
>> documents were successfully published with this environment.
>> If anyone would like early access to this "0.5 wd02" version, please
>> let me know off list.  I'll post again to this thread when last
>> week's ZIP is available on the OASIS site for everyone.
>> . . . . . . . . . . . Ken
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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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