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Subject: Re: [emergency-msg] Re: Fwd: RE: [emergency] RE: [emergency-msg] RE: EDXL-RM for OASIS review / 60-day public review

Rex,  Thanks!  I will wait for Mary to answer the question you pose 
on the Appendix A reference.  Thanks too for the posting 
information.  I will include that also. Elysa

At 08:47 AM 4/6/2007, Rex Brooks wrote:
>Thanks Elysa,
>I have validated all of the schemas (or schemata), individually and 
>collectively, using XMLSPY. That means I tested all of the 
>schemas/schemata including the  included/imported schemas/schemata 
>as well as the EDXL Common Reference, Types and individual message 
>schemas/schemata which use those external schema, such as CIQ and geo-oasis.
>So I am satisfied that our work will stand up to testing. The zipped 
>group of schemas (schemata) can be found at: 
>There is one thing that concerns me. In the specification Appendix A 
>it says that "Schemas included in Appendix A are for reference only. 
>The normative schemas can be found at 
>However, checking that URL resulted in a "Not Found" screen. I 
>believe assembling those schemas/schemata at that URL is something 
>OASIS will do once we finish our submission, but I thought i should 
>mention it because it would be a bad thing for the public to check 
>that URL and reach a Not Found message.
>I can post a notice of the EDXL-RM Public Review to the Ontolog 
>Forum http://ontolog.cim3.net/, which provides at least one 
>well-regarded publicly-accessible mailing list.
>I have read the correspondence thread below, and I can vouch for 
>this specification as co-chair of the Emergency management Messages 
>and Notification Subcommittee.
>At 4:53 AM -0500 4/6/07, Elysa Jones wrote:
>>Good morning Rex!  Could you take a look at the correspondence 
>>below on the RM draft.  Mary may be able to announce it today if we 
>>can get it finished up - and we are ALMOST there.  Two things - 
>>could you as co-chair of the SC that generated the RM provide me a 
>>comment that the schema is valid.  Also, there is a new TC 
>>requirement to post a notice in a known publicly-accessible mailing 
>>lists.  You may know of such a place but will otherwise ask 
>>Mary.  Thanks, Elysa
>>>Delivered-To: ejones@warningsystems.com
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>>>From: "Lee Tincher" <ltincher@evotecinc.com>
>>>To: "'Elysa Jones'" <ejones@warningsystems.com>
>>>Cc: "'Tom Wall'" <twall@evotecinc.com>
>>>X-ASG-Orig-Subj: RE: [emergency] RE: [emergency-msg] RE: EDXL-RM 
>>>for OASIS  review / 60-day  public review
>>>Subject: RE: [emergency] RE: [emergency-msg] RE: EDXL-RM for OASIS 
>>>review / 60-day  public review
>>>Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 05:41:51 -0400
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>>>We referenced docs that existed in the public space already...Tom linked to
>>>I have validated the reference schema - it is hard without first localizing
>>>some of the additional external schemas it uses...but it is correct.  I do
>>>agree however that it would be better for Rex or Tim to make this statement.
>>>I have absolutely no ideas on the mailing list - I'm not sure I really
>>>understand the intent...
>>>'We the unwilling, led by the unknowing have been doing the difficult with
>>>little for so long that we are now ready to tackle the impossible with
>>>nothing.' -- Local Fire communications reserve volunteer motto
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Elysa Jones [mailto:ejones@warningsystems.com]
>>>Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 9:49 PM
>>>To: Lee Tincher
>>>Subject: Re: [emergency] RE: [emergency-msg] RE: EDXL-RM for OASIS review /
>>>60-day public review
>>>Hey Lee, Thanks for getting on this.
>>>Where exactly are the final files for me to reference in the
>>>submission to Mary?  I saw the zip attachment to her message but are
>>>these in our doc repository?  I usually provide her the link on the
>>>TC docs for each of the required pieces:  .doc, html, pdf, xsd, etc.
>>>Can you provide me a statement that the schema is valid?  Maybe this
>>>should come from Tim or Rex as co-chair of the SC.
>>>Also, any ideas of what "publicly-accessible mailing list we can
>>>announce this in?  This is apparently a new requirement of the
>>>process as of March 1, 2007 - sigh
>>>At 07:39 PM 4/5/2007, you wrote:
>>>>Looks great to me - your ball Elysa...
>>>>'We the unwilling, led by the unknowing have been doing the difficult with
>>>>little for so long that we are now ready to tackle the impossible with
>>>>nothing.' -- Local Fire communications reserve volunteer motto
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>From: Mary McRae [mailto:marypmcrae@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Mary McRae
>>>>Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 7:44 PM
>>>>To: 'Timothy Grapes'; 'Lee Tincher'; 'Elysa Jones'
>>>>Cc: emergency@lists.oasis-open.org
>>>>Subject: RE: [emergency-msg] RE: EDXL-RM for OASIS review / 60-day public
>>>>Hi folks,
>>>>    Lee, there were still a couple of problems with the files you sent - I
>>>>think I wasn't very clear with some of my
>>>>instructions, and some of the TC URIs didn't actually point to documents,
>>>>I've gone ahead and fixed everything and
>>>>generated new PDF and HTML files. I'm sending them back to you for your
>>>>- it's always good to have another set of
>>>>eyes to review everything to make sure nothing got messed up. If everything
>>>>looks good, just have Elysa send me a note
>>>>saying we're good to go. There are a couple of other pieces needed just to
>>>>tidy up the paperwork:
>>>>- a statement from Elysa certifying that the schemas are valid, and
>>>>- any known publicly-accessible mailing lists that I should include on the
>>>>review notification (this is a new
>>>>requirement in the TC Process as of 1 March)
>>>>I'd love to get this announced tomorrow if you folks can find the time to
>>>>check it over.
>Rex Brooks
>President, CEO
>Starbourne Communications Design
>GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison
>Berkeley, CA 94702
>Tel: 510-849-2309

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