Excellent. Okay, I'll go with the assumption that
the core documents will be in XML, with an HTML conversion made from it (and a
plain-text version if we need it).
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2001 8:46
Subject: Fwd: RE: Editorial Feedback
Hi everyone, but especially Kurt,
I believe this reply makes the situation clear. This is what I thought. I
do think that you should work in the way that is most comfortable for you,
Kurt, and I would encourage you to work in XML since it is logically
consistent. If you want to give it to me in text or html that is fine, but as
I said, I can cope with just about anything, except languages other than
English, French or Spanish, and I'm not fluent in French or Spanish, and some
might have their doubts about English.
I do think that our formal output should have an XML Record Version,
Wed Sep 26 06:46:35 2001
From: "sharon burbine"
To: "Rex Brooks"
"Ranjeeth Kumar Thunga"
Subject: RE: Editorial Feedback
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 09:54:11 -0400
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.
hope that this clarifies and helps you make any decisions on how you're
going to develop your pages.
If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to
Sent: Tuesday, September 25,
2001 9:24 PM
To: Ranjeeth Kumar Thunga;
Subject: Re: Editorial Feedback
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
At 4:15 PM -0400 9/25/01, Ranjeeth Kumar Thunga wrote:
Using 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
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
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 3:15
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
thinking of XSL stylesheets to better
the documents, but also recognize that not all browser
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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