----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2001 9:54 AM
Subject: RE: Editorial Feedback needed
I just want to answer some of your questions of OASIS and the
of the TC's are using XML to develop their pages. We have Coccoon on our
server, but we don't know how well it works.
we do ask is that no matter what format you use to develop your pages, the final
output to the server must be in html format.
I hope that this clarifies and
helps you make any decisions on how you're going
to develop your pages.
I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact
How about: Let's ask OASIS what they prefer?
I'm about as non-denominational as you get, but everything that
comes to me for inclusion in the website is gonna get transformed back into
text-only and reformated to fit whatever OASIS wants unless it is already in
said form, so that's the deal as far as I'm concerned. So before you expend
too much effort, some footwork seems advisable. Tomorrow is my HumanMarkup
Day, and as usual, I'm behind on a bunch of reading and thinking and replying,
and my own deliverables are up soon and I really want to get that behind me as
well, so if you guys can get the word from OASIS, fine, or I will ask tomorrow
late afternoon, which means I won't have an answer untilThursday and won't be
doing anything until Saturday or Sunday.
My attempt to get Dr. Paul Prueitt re-engaged only got me saddled with
reading his work, selecting what I think we need to use, asking permissionto
use said work, and then crossing all the Ts and dotting all the eyes for
attribution and copyright info for both him and OASIS, and that was NOT what I
had in mind. So, I'm kinda cross and crosseyed both right now at the prospect
of much extra work, but I'll get over it.
At 4:15 PM -0400 9/25/01, Ranjeeth Kumar Thunga wrote:
transformed HTML seems to make sense. I think that OASIS's web
server has an XML parser that could be used to do server side transforms,
but perhaps OASIS' webmaster (Sharon Burbine) could provide us more
information on what is available.
I personally am not
a big fan of .pdf, because it is a larger file size and not as accessible as
HTML. However, use your best discretion in this regard, including what
you feel should get converted first.
Also, if you could
post the formal duties as editor (so it is clear to everyone) that would be
great. Again, it is fairly inclusive, and at some point in the near
future, you can determine how you'd like to distribute the
workload. This will probably be after you get a chance to
standarize the document formats.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 3:15 PM
Subject: Editorial Feedback needed
Just a general note. In my capacity as Editor, I've begun to
move all of our
core documents out of raw text and into XML, using the
DocBook Schema. I
have been thinking of XSL
stylesheets to better
style the documents, but also recognize that not
all browser (notable
Netscape 4.x) recognize XSL styled XML. What seems
most reasonable in that
regard is to create the documents, then perform
a translation to HTML for
those that don't currently have XSLT. I'm
also looking at getting a XSL-FO
to PDF converter, but that will be
down the line. Does anyone have any
comments, or preferences as to
which docs to get converted first?
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