Subject: RE: [regrep] ebXML Registry "Granularity"
If I'm not mistaken, the demo that we are producing is for the Web Services subcommitte since the e-forms pilot has already been awarded to a different company (PureEdge??). cheers pk -----Original Message----- From: Chiusano Joseph [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2003 4:39 PM To: Peter Kacandes Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [regrep] ebXML Registry "Granularity" <Quote> Gov't folks are telling us that they want to be able to register the elements, schemas etc. and they have those be used in the design of the PDF/XML forms. The forms themselves would also then be registered. Users would then search the registry to find the appropriate form, download it, fill it out, and register the completed form back where the agency would then extract the XML data from the form. </Quote> Exactly. I am currently participating in a federal pilot called "E-Forms for E-Gov"  (Adobe is also participating), where contractors, vendors, and federal personnel are coming together to discuss these very issues, perform research, demonstrate, and write white papers. Joe  http://www.fenestra.com/eforms/ Peter Kacandes wrote: > > I would agree with Joe that this is an important thing to do. > > We at Adobe are very interested in this as it relates to our PDF/XML form > design efforts. > > Gov't folks are telling us that they want to be able to register the > elements, schemas etc. and they have those be used in the design of the > PDF/XML forms. The forms themselves would also then be registered. Users > would then search the registry to find the appropriate form, download it, > fill it out, and register the completed form back where the agency would > then extract the XML data from the form. > > hth > > cheers > > pk > > -----Original Message----- > From: Chiusano Joseph [mailto:email@example.com] > Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2003 9:48 AM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: [regrep] ebXML Registry "Granularity" > > Team, > > This week I participated in a series of federal XML meetings in which > the OASIS/ebXML Registry standard was mentioned as a candidate for > various potential roles within multiple federal government initiatives. > > That's great news. > > In most if not all of these references, there is a *very strongly* > expressed requirement for granular registration - that is, registration > of elements, attributes, and datatypes - as well as XML namespace > support. There has been a very big push within the federal government in > the past several years for component-based architectures, both from a > software module standpoint as well as a data standpoint. > > I know that if an implementer chose to, they could include such > functionality in their ebXML Registry product, given the abstract nature > of our information model. But the reality is that people read our > specifications and they don't explicitly glean from the specs that the > ebXML Registry standard can accomodate granular registration and > maintenance - so they close the specs and potentially move on to other > possible solutions (solutions which do exist in the federal space and do > allow such granular registration and maintenance, as well as namespace > support). > > That's not-so-great news. > > What I would like to propose is that, in no greater than 3 months, we > make a big technical and marketing push to educate the world as to the > potential of granular registration and maintenance for an ebXML > Registry. I think a great first step would be the creation of a series > of Technical Notes that address (1) how to register and maintain > elements, attributes and datatypes in an ebXML Registry and (2) how to > register and maintain namespaces, and associate elements, attributes, > and datatypes with their namespaces. > > Then, we can combine this capability with CAM, and allow registry users > to assemble schemas using registered artifacts such as namespaces, > elements, attributes, and datatypes. > > Is anyone with me on this challenge? > > Kind Regards, > Joe