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


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

oaxal message

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

Subject: Re: [oaxal-comment] Reference Model for Open Architecture for XMLAuthoring and Localization 1.0

Hi Patrick,

Thank you again for your help and guidance. In light of your comments I 
propose that we remove any variants from the main specification and 
refer to them in a subsequent Best Practices document. This is much 
simpler and clearer. In the main specification document I have changed 
the text in the last paragraph of Section 2 to:

"This Reference Model specifies how the standards listed can be used 
together to positive effect. Its main purpose is to encourage the 
integrated use of these standards. OAXAL may allow for some variation in 
how the standards are used and integrated. These will be defined in a 
subsequent Best Practices document."

I have also updated the OAXAL wiki:


The subsequent Best Practices document from the OAXAL TC will conform to 
the guidelines that you kindly pointed us to in the ProfilesInOasis 

We will discuss this in the next TC meeting.

Best Regards,


Patrick Durusau wrote:
> AZ,
> Andrzej Zydron wrote:
>> Hi Patrick,
>> Many thanks for your comments. We will review the conformance 
>> guidelines in light of your feedback. During the initial design phase 
>> of the TC there were some views to not limit the scope of the 
>> reference model to the full extent of the standards listed. We will 
>> review the conformance guidelines in view of your feedback to try and 
>> tighten this up to make it clearer.
> That may help explain what I was reading.
> If you intend to use profiling, you may find the following TAB 
> resource useful:
> http://wiki.oasis-open.org/tab/ProfilesInOasis
> It is not normative but is meant to be helpful advice originating from 
> the TAB on standards issues.
> Hope you are having a great day!
> Patrick
>> Best Regards,
>> AZ
>> Patrick Durusau wrote:
>>> Greetings!
>>> I was somewhat surprised to find that the draft is devoid of any 
>>> usage of the control vocabulary defined in 1.5.
>>> I realize that as a "reference" model that conformance may be 
>>> difficult to specify but suggesting that "key" standards or concepts 
>>> are to be followed by anyone claiming conformance seems rather weak.
>>> True enough, the Conformance Guidelines: 
>>> http://docs.oasis-open.org/templates/TCHandbook/ConformanceGuidelines.html 
>>> are only suggestive but greater detail in terms of conformance would 
>>> make it easier for architects to meaningfully claim conformance to 
>>> the reference model.
>>> Hope everyone is having a great day!
>>> Patrick
>>> PS: As the co-author of a reference model I am not unsympathetic to 
>>> the issue faced by the TC. I do think it is possible to specify 
>>> enough detail to make a claim of conformance meaningful and to meet 
>>> the requirements imposed by OASIS.
>>> PPS: The commenter is a member of the OASIS Technical Advisory Board 
>>> (TAB) ( I shamelessly stole that from Toby Considine.)

email - azydron@xml-intl.com
smail - c/o Mr. A.Zydron
	PO Box 2167
        Gerrards Cross
        Bucks SL9 8XF
	United Kingdom
Mobile +(44) 7966 477 181
FAX    +(44) 1753 480 465
www - http://www.xml-intl.com

This message contains confidential information and is intended only for
the individual named.  If you are not the named addressee you may not
disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail.  Please notify the sender
immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and
delete this e-mail from your system.
E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as
information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive
late or incomplete, or contain viruses.  The sender therefore does not
accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this
message which arise as a result of e-mail transmission.  If verification
is required please request a hard-copy version. Unless explicitly stated
otherwise this message is provided for informational purposes only and
should not be construed as a solicitation or offer.

fn;quoted-printable:Andrzej Zydro=C5=84

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