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

Hi Everyone,

Please find attached the updated final OAXAL specification which 
reflects Patrick's feedback and comments. I have removed the alternative 
options, which will be contained in the Best Practices document. The 
last paragraph in Section 2 now reflects this change:

"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."

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.)

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