Subject: what do mean by standard, and extensible?
An issue we've been dealing with in the metadata group, Rick Jelliffe is dinging us a bit on some OpenFormula related wiki content: <http://www.oreillynet.com/xml/blog/2006/09/ freaked_out_by_odfs_definition.html> For metadata, I actually thing Rick is a bit off-base that there need be such a gulf between the two -- one can standardize the model without standardizing the specific markup; standardize some of the markup/terms without worrying about standardizing all of it -- but I think it's worth clarifying the issue he raises as we move forward. When do we standardize something, and when do we leave a structure in place that allows extension to happen without the involvement of the TC? When, for example, should a formula extension be submitted for inclusion in the spec, and when not? Is extension here just a mechanism to fill the time gap between implementation and TC standardization? For metadata, I think the standards of inclusion would likely be different, but we'd still want some statement on this. Bruce