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Subject: Re: [docbook] Furthering support for "existing standards"

Hi Tony,

SC = subcommittee.

The OASIS DocBook SubCommittee for Publishers is chartered to develop
and maintain official variants of DocBook in support of the publishing
industry. Specifically, the subcommittee will focus on schema and
stylesheet customizations to support: periodicals as regularly published
technical notes or journals, book publishing (such as business, legal,
medical, and other non-technical domains), educational textbooks and
other document types as appropriate for this industry.

The DocBook Publishers Schema is based on DocBook 5.0, and delivered in
the normative RelaxNG Schema format.

We have developed a publishers.rnc and are in the process of getting the
spec approved by the TC.

Best regards,

--Scott Hudson
Chair, DocBook Publishers SC

Tony Rogers wrote:
> Hello,
> On Jul 24, 2008, at 5:27 PM, Scott Hudson wrote:
>> WRT further support for existing standards, it has also been
>> discussed on the TC whether to explicitly add support for Dublin
>> Core metadata in info...
> I had completely forgotten about DC Metadata.  Yeah, makes sense if
> you could attach that info to authors etc.
>> The Publishers SC has decided to explicitly add support in the
>> Publishers customization, but that has not been carried over to the
>> full standard... yet...
> What is SC?
> I'm a little in the dark as to the implications of this last
> statement.  Are you saying something more along the lines of, "Yep,
> this sort of thing is in the works," or "Well, it's been tried, but
> due process takes forever to achieve any turnaround"?  (Or something
> like neither of those?)
> Thanks,
> —Tony

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