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Subject: ["Karl F. Best" <email@example.com>] RE: OASIS publication ofISO entity sets?
Folks, Here's a message I sent to Karl and his reply. Comments? I'll see if I can figure out who we should ask at ISO. Charles, for a start, I guess.
- From: "Karl F. Best" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "Norman Walsh" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 13:04:13 -0400Norm: Possible solutions: 1. DocBook TC (or a subcommittee thereof) does this, either a) as a committee spec, with possible submission to OASIS b) as just something that's on a web page for people to grab and use 2. Start a separate TC to do (a) If the work is complete and just needs a rubber stamp I don't think we should go through the bother of starting a new TC. So that leaves it up to the DocBook TC. Option 1b) might be the easiest, but I could see how some people would be more comfortable if it was actually a spec. If it's not a current ISO work item then I don't think there should be a problem with OASIS doing the work; I wouldn't want OASIS to duplicate their work, but if they're not going to do it then I guess we could. Have you brought this up with the other members of the TC? If they want to do 1a) then I don't think I would have much objection. Could someone at ISO be asked what they would think of this? If they have no objections then we should do it. </karl> ================================================================= Karl F. Best OASIS - Director, Technical Operations 978.667.5115 x206 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.oasis-open.org > -----Original Message----- > From: Norman Walsh [mailto:email@example.com] > Sent: Friday, July 27, 2001 12:48 PM > To: Karl Best > Subject: OASIS publication of ISO entity sets? > > > Karl, > > At the O'Reilly Open Source Convention last week, several people asked > me why we (the DocBook TC) doesn't publish the XML version of the ISO > entity sets as a separate archive. (In particular, they were surprised > that I was opposed to having them ripped out of the DocBook > distribution and packaged separately for Linux distributions.) > > The reason for my reticence is simply the fact that those entity sets > have never been a proper work item for the DocBook TC and probably > aren't an appropriate work item for that TC. > > The technical solution would seem to be the formation of a TC to > review and effectively "rubber stamp" the XML versions. But that > raises the interesting political problem of OASIS standardizing a > version of an ISO work product. > > Really, ISO ought to do this, but that won't happen in our lifetime. > > Thoughts? > > Be seeing you, > norm > > -- > Norman Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org> | Man is an intellectual animal, and > http://nwalsh.com/ | therefore an everlasting contradiction > | to himself. His senses centre in > | himself, his ideas reach to the ends of > | the universe; so that he is torn to > | pieces between the two, without a > | possibility of its ever being > | otherwise.--Hazlitt >
Be seeing you, norm -- Norman Walsh <email@example.com> | Puritanism--The haunting fear that http://nwalsh.com/ | someone, somewhere may be happy.--H.L. | Mencken
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