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Subject: [office] Open Office XML Format TC Meeting Minutes 6 Jan 2003


Doug Alberg <doug.alberg@boeing.com>, Boeing
Phil Boutros <pboutros@stellent.com>, Stellent
Michael Brauer <michael.brauer@sun.com>, Sun Microsystems
John Chelsom <john.chelsom@csw.co.uk>, CSW Informatics
Patrick Durusau <pdurusau@emory.edu>, Society of Biblical Literature
Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>, Arbortext
Jason Harrop <jharrop@speedlegal.com>, SpeedLegal
Ken Holman <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>
Paul Langille <paul.langille@corel.com>, Corel
Tom Magliery <Tom.Magliery@corel.com>, Corel
Monica Martin <mmartin@certivo.net>, Drake Certivo
Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com>
Daniel Vogelheim <daniel.vogelheim@sun.com>, Sun Microsystems
Lauren Wood <lauren@textuality.com>

Acceptance of Minutes of the December, the 16th meeting
- The attending TC members unanimously accepted the minutes.

Action Items
- All: Be prepared for a discussion whether the OpenOffice.org XML 
specification meets the requirements 1 to 6 of the TC charter.
   - done, see below
- All: Be prepared for a discussion of normative/non-normative schema 
   - done, see below
- Michael Brauer: Prepare TC's web page
   - done
- Michael Brauer: Change TC charter as voted by the TC members.
   - done
- Michael Brauer: Clarify details of Santa Clara meeting.
   - in progress
- Ken Holman: Collect details about a possible liason with the OASIS UBL TC.
   - done, see 

Discussion of Liaison with UBL TC
- Monica Martin, who is a voting member of the UBL TC, will be the 
contact to this TC.

Discussion of Normative/Non-Normative schema languages
The TC discussed the usage of DTDs, W3C schemes (XSD) and Relax-NG. Some 
Arguments that were given are:
- DTDs are the lowest denominator, but seem to have the widest tool 
- XML schemas seem to have a wide tool support and seem to be prefered 
by many end users.
- Relax-NG seems to be the best choice from the technical point of view 
(especially because of its capabilities in specifying mixed content 
models), but might have a limited tool support.
- Beside the question which language is best, the interoperability with 
other schemes and with tools should be taken into account

The TC did not come to a concluding decision about the normative schema 
languages, but reached consensus about the following: The TC prefers 
Relax-NG as working language, but  XSD schemes and DTDs should be 
delivered as well. The TC expects that the later two can be converted 
from Relax-NG. Relax-NG features that obstruct a conversion into XSD and 
DTDs should be discussed previously. A decision which schema language 
will be the normative one is postponed until the TC has more experience 
with the schema features that are actually required and the quality of 
automatic schema conversions.

Discussion whether the OpenOffice.org XML specification meets the 
requirements 1 to 6 of the TC charter
Due the the latest charter change as discussed in the last meeting, a 
further discussion of this topic was not considered necessary by the TC.

New Action Items
- Uche Ogbuji: Prepare examples of mixed content models that can be 
expressed best by Relax-NG schemes.

Michael Brauer

OASIS Open Office XML format TC chair

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