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Subject: Re: [docbook-tc] DocBook Technical Committee Meeting Non-Minutes: 20 November 2013

I just posted a markup sample at https://sourceforge.net/p/docbook/rfes/291/ but for completeness-sake, have attached the file to this message.

Attachment: cc.en.xml
Description: cc.en.xml


Thanks and best regards,

Scott Hudson   |   PELCO  by Schneider Electric   |   United States  |   Standards Lead 

On Nov 20, 2013, at 11:20 AM, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:

Bob Stayton <bobs@sagehill.net> writes:
DocBook Technical Committee Meeting Minutes: 20 November 2013

The DocBook Technical Committee met on Wednesday, 20 November
2013 at 1:00pm ET.


1. Roll call

Norm, Larry, Scott.

2. Accepting the minutes [1] of the previous meeting.
3. Next meeting: 18 December 2013

Proposed 11 December instead.

Please respond in email if you object.

4. Review of the agenda.
5. Review of open action items

 a.  Norm to publish an XSD for 5.1 when it is finished.


 b.  Norm to follow up on RFE 3491860 license tag

Completed; discussion continues.

I think the relevant thing is RDFa. Scott observes that Dublin Core may
also be able to handle this case.

ACTION: Scott to follow up with an example using Dublin Core and

 c.  Norm to talk to OASIS about some examples of
     internal published items, such as draft specs and
     non-normative customization layers.


 d.  Norm to update the catalog distributed with DocBook
     to support "www".


6.  OASIS website issues

We have two options: we can store stuff in the SVN repo:


or we can vote (within the TC) to publish a ZIP file of stuff on

Norm: I think we should try to migrate oasis-open.org/docbook to the
Subversion repository.

ACTION: Norm to attempt to migrate oasis-open.org/docbook to the OASIS
subversion repo.

7.  Publisher's and eLearning subcommittee reports

Scott: I need to schedule a publishers meeting, there are a couple of
RFEs. We have to decide if we want to do a 1.1.

8.  Transclusion in DocBook

XInclude 1.1 is in CR:


I've started a set of stylesheets to implement the DocBook
Transclusion options.

9.  DocBook 5.1 release

Now that we can put stuff in subversion, we can make some sort of
announcement of the first CR.

10.  Review of Requests for Enhancement

Agenda items for next month:

Should RDFa be part of DocBook 5.2
Should Dublin Core be part of DocBook 5.2

   To browse a specific RFE, enter the URL (on one line):


   RFEs to revisit for 6.0

   247   1907003  biblioid content model too broad

  RFEs under discussion

  Ticket  Tracker
   260   2820947  Ability to transclude text
   273   3035565  Allow sections at any level
   291   3491860   license tag
   302   3608790   Microdata or RDFa 1.1 Lite support for schema.org

  No New RFEs

Any other business

Scott: ONVIS has adopted DocBook as the official format for the ONVIS
interface guides. These can be rendered directly in a modern browser.

[1] https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/docbook-tc/201310/msg00002.html

                                       Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | To think is not enough; you must
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | think of something.--Jules Renard
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee |

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