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Subject: DocBook Technical Committee Meeting Minutes: 15 October 2014

DocBook Technical Committee Meeting Minutes: 15 October 2014

The DocBook Technical Committee met on Wednesday, 15 October 2014.

1. Roll call

Present: Dick Hamilton, Scott Hudson, Jirka Kosek, Larry Rowland,
Bob Stayton

Regrets: Norm Walsh

Absent: Loren Cahlander

2. Accepted the minutes [1] of the previous (August) meeting.

3. Next meeting: 19 November 2014

Scott will not be able to attend.

4. Review of the agenda.

5. Review of open action items

  a.  Norm to work with OASIS to advance DocBook 5.1 to
      OASIS Standard.

  b.  Norm to convince someone to implement the new XInclude

  c.  Jirka to update "DocBook Transclusions" document to reflect
      the new XInclude 1.1 features.

6.  Publisher's and eLearning subcommittee reports

No new subcommittee activity.  Scott asked about the integration
of the publishers XSL into the DocBook XSL distribution.

ACTION: Bob to integrate publishers XSL into DocBook XSL.

7.  Transclusion in DocBook

The W3C still needs a second implementation of the new XInclude
1.1 proposal to make it a full Recommendation.  Dick suggested
that Oxygen XML might do that.

ACTION: Bob to work with Norm to request Oxygen to implement
XInclude 1.1.

Jirka updated the "DocBook Transclusions" document in September,
and it is available here:


Please read it by the next meeting so we can discuss it then.

ACTION: Bob to add discussion of "DocBook Transclusions" to the
next agenda.

8.  DocBook 5.1 release

Norm is still working on the spec.

9.  Review of Requests for Enhancement

    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  (hold for 5.2)

   No new RFEs


[1] https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/docbook-tc/201408/msg00006.html

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises

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