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Subject: [office] Open Office XML Format TC Meeting Minutes 27 Jan 2003

JANUARY, THE 27TH, 2003, 4PM GMT - 5:10PM GMT

Phil Boutros <pboutros@stellent.com>, Stellent
Michael Brauer <michael.brauer@sun.com>, Sun Microsystems
John Chelsom <john.chelsom@csw.co.uk>, CSW Informatics
Simon Davis <simond@naa.gov.au>, National Archive of Australia
Patrick Durusau <pdurusau@emory.edu>, Society of Biblical Literature
Gary Edwards <garyedwards@yahoo.com>
Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>, Arbortext
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>
Michael Smith, <michael.smith@openwave.com> (prospective member)
Daniel Vogelheim <daniel.vogelheim@sun.com>, Sun Microsystems

Acceptance of Minutes of the January, the 20th meeting
- The attending TC members unanimously accepted the minutes.

Action Items
- Daniel Vogelheim: Create proposal for conceptual packages in the
   - done, see below and
- All: Prepare decisions about using the automatically generated
   Relax-NG schemes and about using compact or XML Relax-NG syntax.
   - done, see below
- Daniel Vogelheim: Prepare specification document for editing
   - in progress
- Michael Brauer: Contact Karl Best about OASIS support in
   collaborated work on documents.
   - done, see below

Technical details about editing the specification
There is no support by OASIS for collaborated work on specification 
documents. The TC agreed that further discussions about the technical 
details of editing the document take place among the TC's editors (Gary 
Edwards, Daniel Vogelheim and Michael Brauer) only. They will prepare a 

Converted Relax-NG schemes/Relax-NG-syntax
The TC unanimously agreed to use the automatically converted Relax-NG 
schemes (available at
as starting point for schema creation.
The TC also agreed to use the XML syntax rather than the compact syntax 
for its work.

Work packages/Working plan
The TC unanimously accepted the working packages prepared by Daniel 
Vogelheim. In this proposal, meta information is discussed earlier than 
in the current working plan and style/formatting information is 
discussed separately from the content. Michael Brauer will adjust the 
TC's working plan accordingly.

Discussion of Work Package 1.1 Top Level Elements
- the TC identified no need for a discussion

Discussion of Work Package 1.2 First Level Elements
- The differentiation between the elements "styles", "automatic-styles" 
and "master-styles" was discussed.
- There were some discussions about the name of the "automatic-styles" 
element. Suggested names were "internal-styles", "temporary-styles" and 
"unnamed-styles". A decision about renaming the element has been 
postponed until the next meeting. Name suggestions should be made in the 
TC's mailing list until next meeting.
- There were also some discussions whether multiple "body" elements 
should be supported within one document. TC members are asked to send 
use cases for multiple "body" elements to the TC's list for discussion 
in the next meeting.

New Action Items
- Editors: Clarify technical details about editing the specification.
- All: Send name suggestions for "automatic-styles" element to TC's list.
- All: Send use cases for multiple "body" elements to TC's list.
- Michael Brauer: Adjust TC's Working Plan to work package proposal.

Michael Brauer

OASIS Open Office XML format TC chair

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