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Subject: Re: RE: Editorial Feedback needed

Title: Fwd: RE: Editorial Feedback needed
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).
-- Kurt
----- Original Message -----
From: Rex Brooks
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2001 8:46 AM
Subject: Fwd: RE: Editorial Feedback needed

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, appropriately documented.


X-From_: sharon.burbine@oasis-open.org  Wed Sep 26 06:46:35 2001
From: "sharon burbine" <sharon.burbine@oasis-open.org>
To: "Rex Brooks" <rexb@starbourne.com>,
   "Ranjeeth Kumar Thunga" <rkthunga@humanmarkup.org>
Subject: RE: Editorial Feedback needed
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 09:54:11 -0400
X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
Importance: Normal
Mr. Brooks:

I just want to answer some of your questions of OASIS and the process.
A lot 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.
What 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.

If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sharon Burbine,
978-6675115 x208
-----Original Message-----
From: Rex Brooks [mailto:rexb@starbourne.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 9:24 PM
To: Ranjeeth Kumar Thunga; humanmarkup@lists.oasis-open.org
Cc: sharon.burbine@oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: Editorial Feedback needed

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:

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 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.

Ranjeeth Kumar Thunga

----- Original Message -----
From: Kurt Cagle
To: humanmarkup@lists.oasis-open.org
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?

-- Kurt Cagle

Rex Brooks
GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison, Berkeley, CA, 94702 USA, Earth
W3Address: http://www.starbourne.com
Email: rexb@starbourne.com
Tel: 510-849-2309
Fax: By Request

Rex Brooks
GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison, Berkeley, CA, 94702 USA, Earth
W3Address: http://www.starbourne.com
Email: rexb@starbourne.com
Tel: 510-849-2309
Fax: By Request

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