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Subject: 7 April Regrep call minutes

OASIS Regrep TC Conference Call
Friday 7 April 2000

Nagwa Abdelghfour, Sun
Terry Allen, Commerce One
Lisa Carnahan, NIST
Una Kearns, Documentum, in part
Priscilla Walmsley, XMLSolutions   
Yutaka Yoshida, Sun

Attending as visitor:
Len Gallagher, NIST

There being a quorum, the meeting was called to order by the

Terry had made a new revision of the technical specification,
circulated in email, but too late for review at this meeting; he
described some of the changes.

Among these is that the OASIS-specific values for attributes and
the like have been removed to a customization layer.  This change
now raises the question, what does OASIS-compliant mean?  

Len observes that data-element needs data-element reference.  
(Terry to fill out the definition of data element in the DTD.)

data-element also needs keywords, etc. 

Len asserts that a d.e.d. is a special kind of data element.  Is
this defensible?  Terry to write up why not.

Discussion of literary work issue:  Docbook 3.1 could be regarded
as a data element dictionary set.  Docbook 3.1 is something for
which you don't put anything in the repository, although you have
information about it in the registry; it's only the modules that go in
the repository (plus perhaps the whole distribution zipped up). 

Terry to write up a sample for a single data element and a
single-storage-entity DTD.

Is there a field to show that the metadata has been updated and
when?.  Yes, date-last-modified.

What about the case where the registered item is a spec not a

How do we handle multiple representations?

 - EBXML update - no news

 - NIST update - still coding and looking for test data

 - XML.org update - working on it


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