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Subject: RE: [emergency-msg] Hybrid Model?

Hi all,

  No, there's no requirement for a DOM. However, I would heed Rex's comments and
that this new model may well lead to confusion.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rex Brooks [mailto:rexb@starbourne.com] 
> Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 8:30 AM
> To: Renato Iannella; Emergency_Mgt_Msg_SC
> Cc: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org
> Subject: Re: [emergency-msg] Hybrid Model?
> Hi Renato,
> Sorry, but we didn't come to a clear, yes-no conclusion on 
> the Hybrid. We still have to check to be sure that the 
> inclusion of a DOM per se, is not an OASIS requirement. I am 
> sure it isn't, but I am copying Mary McRae, our OASIS 
> Administrative contact, to confirm that.
> Once we have that confirmation, the only other item we have 
> to cover is to make very clear is that the Hybrid Model is 
> specifically not a DOM and is not intended for producing 
> program code such as a class library from an Class Diagram.
> I am not sure if that means we must say that it is 
> non-normative or only non-normative for any purpose other 
> than as an informational resource.
> The problem is that there is a possibility of confusion 
> because it could very easily be mistaken for a DOM and 
> because it could be used as a standard UML 2.0 model, it 
> could be used that way for application development. I would 
> like to use it that way myself, but I don't have the time to 
> test it to see what would actually happen if it were to be 
> used that way.
> However, as long as we make it clear that is not a DOM, we 
> take ourselves off the hook, except, of course, for the 
> inevitable questions that will arise during public comment 
> concerning why we did not produce a working DOM for the web 
> application programmers out there to use correctly. If we did 
> not have such a large community of developers using DOM-based 
> dynamic web scripts (or, to be correct, if we didn't have so 
> many non-programmers out there using wysiwyg tools that build 
> there own little DOMs as needed, it wouldn't be a problem, 
> but because we do, and AJAX is taking off, too, I suspect we 
> may well need to answer those kinds of questions. But we can 
> burn those bridges when we get to them ;-).
> As long as we are decisive, and I think we are, we should be fine.
> The next telecon hasn't been settled.  We need to hear from 
> enough others that scheduling a Thursday evening meeting is 
> worth doing. We may be seeing some folks getting a bit of 
> fatigue, and that is difficult to overcome.
> Cheers,
> Rex
> At 4:33 PM +1000 8/28/06, Renato Iannella wrote:
> >Hi all - I just wanted to check that the discussions at the last 
> >teleconf on the "hybrid" Reference Model was clear and came to a 
> >conclusion?
> >
> >Otherwise, the 16 tables will become a chore to continue to 
> edit if we 
> >don't make a decision now.
> >
> >Also, can we confirm that date of next teleconf?
> >
> >Cheers...  Renato Iannella
> >National ICT Australia (NICTA)
> >
> >
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