OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

emergency message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]

Subject: Re: [emergency] NOAA Undermining International Standards?

On Jun 1, 2006, at 6/1/06 6:13 PM, Renato Iannella wrote:
> Art - not that I am defending NOAA - but the <instruction> element  
> is optional in CAP 1.1
> so they still are creating valid XML CAP messages? (from a pure  
> technical point-of-view).

They aren't creating the messages... at least, that's not their  
purpose.  The ostensible purpose of HazCollect is to gather alerts  
from non-weather agencies and then push them out through NOAA's  
various weather radio transmitters, weather wire and other  
dissemination methods.  Which means they're a consumer of CAP  
messages, and potentially a relay to other delivery systems, but not  
a producer.

So the question is whether it's appropriate for a consumer of CAP  
messages to arbitrarily decide to ignore certain legal CAP elements  
that it could technically use.  (And then to use that restriction as  
an excuse for forcing users to adopt a particular tool for CAP  

> If, however, you are saying that the <instruction> element plays a  
> significant role in CAP,
> then perhaps it should have been mandatory? (and with a fixed vocab)

Hindsight being 20-20, you may be right about the first bit.  As for  
the other bit, trying to devise a fixed vocabulary that can deal with  
the full range of emergencies, foreseen and unforeseen, strikes me as  
an ambitious project... but you're welcome to take a stab at it... ;-)

- Art

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]