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Subject: Re: [docbook-tc] Committee Spec

/ Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz> was heard to say:
| Norman Walsh wrote:
|> Here's the spec. I have the impression that not everyone has read it,
|> or perhaps even knew it existed. I'll delay posting 4.3 for a few more
|> days until I see if there are any comments.
| I found one typo on two places. In the abstract and in the 3rd para of
| 1st section (Introduction): maintainance -> mainteinance


| I have also one editorial note. There are two list of references -- 
| informal between appendixes B and C and normative at the end of
| document. I think that more logical would be having both
| bibliographies at the end or having the informal one as a part of
| appendix A which is citing these entries.

That's a complete markup goof. Fixed.

|> In particular, we should probably have discussed the MIME type
|> appendix.
| Paul already mentioned xslt+xml typo.
| Do we already asked IANA (http://www.iana.org/cgi-bin/mediatypes.pl)
| for registering this new media type? We probably should postpone
| releasing spec until IANA will confirm our registration for the case
| they will not allow us use application/docbook+xml (which is very
| improbable, of course).

Hmm. I thought the spec was supposed to come first...

| And final note. Section "Changes Proposed for DocBook V5.0" doesn't
| mention that V5.0 will be primary based on RNG. Wouldn't be fair to
| add at least one sentence saying something like:


| "XML validation technologies rapidly evolved in the last years and DTD
| is no longer the best technical way to express DocBook document type
| grammar. TC decided to base DocBook V5.0 on Relax NG. TC will continue
| to provide DTD variant of DocBook V5.0 schema but this DTD may use
| different parametric entity organization then DocBook V4.3 DTD. This
| may affect existing DocBook DTD customizations. Move to Relax NG can
| also cause some one time backward-incompatible changes which are not
| yet listed here."
| OK, more then one sentence, but from user point of view I like to be
| informed well in advance.

Good point.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | Oh well, no matter what happens,
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | there's always death.-- Napoleon
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee |

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