Subject: RE: [emergency-msg] Review of CAP Issue #17
Concur with Art. Gary A. Ham Senior Research Scientist Battelle Memorial Institute 540-288-5611 (office) 703-869-6241 (cell) "You would be surprised what you can accomplish when you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry S. Truman -----Original Message----- From: Art Botterell [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 2:32 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [emergency-msg] Review of CAP Issue #17 ISSUE: 17 - Proposal to make <category> mandatory DESCRIPTION: The commenter suggests that many implementers have expressed interest in having a coded, machine-interpretable topic available in all messages. PROPOSED CHANGE: The commenter suggests that the <category> element be made mandatory within the <info> block. DISCUSSION: A large part of our reluctance to make <category> mandatory in CAP 1.0 stemmed from a concern that the taxonomy we were using had limited validation. Since that time, as part of the EDXL project involving representatives of a wide array of response disciplines, a much more detailed taxonomy was developed which subdivided the CAP 1.0 values. In the course of that process, it became clear that as a top-level scheme the current values are, in fact, valid. The impact of this change would be minor modifications in the schema and in implementation software. This impact will be lesser now than if this change were deferred. RECOMMENDATION: Make <category> mandatory in CAP 1.1 To unsubscribe from this mailing list (and be removed from the roster of the OASIS TC), go to http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/emergency-msg/members/leave _workgroup.php.