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Subject: RE: [regrep] New OASIS TC FAQ Pages

Thanks Joe.  I will send these to Carol.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chiusano Joseph [mailto:chiusano_joseph@bah.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 2:22 PM
To: Breininger, Kathryn R
Cc: ebXML Regrep (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [regrep] New OASIS TC FAQ Pages

Here are my modified answers:


An XML registry is an information system that stores XML artifacts
(e.g., XML schemas, data elements, etc.) and non-XML artifacts (e.g.
supporting documents), as well as details (metadata) about the
artifacts. The storage facility (e.g., a filesystem or database) that
holds registered objects is known as a repository, while the part of the
information system that maintains the metadata for the registered
objects is known as a registry.  


The benefits of an XML Registry are numerous and include:

(1) Promotes efficient discovery and maintenance of registered objects

(2) Enables efficient version control for registered objects

(3) Promotes unified understanding of registered objects-Because
metadata for registered objects is accessible from a single location, a
unified understanding of the purpose of the registered objects will be

(4) Ensures availability and reuse of authoritative XML-A controlled
registration and validation of XML artifacts from authoritative sources
promotes interoperability between trading partners, and facilitates
greater reuse

(5) Enables collaborative development-Users can create XML artifacts and
submit them to an XML registry for use and potential enhancement by
authorized parties. The enhanced versions can then be made available for
access by other authorized parties.


"Breininger, Kathryn R" wrote:
> Here is the note from Carol.  Yes, we do indeed have a link on our public page as a place holder.  Joe, if you modify the answer to the one question as Monica suggested, I will send those two questions to Carol.  We can have more added as we develop them.  Sound okay to everyone?
> Kathryn
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carol Geyer [mailto:carol.geyer@oasis-open.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 1:17 PM
> To: TC chairs
> Cc: Sharon Burbine
> Subject: [chairs] RE: New OASIS TC FAQ Pages
> OASIS TC chairs,
> We've extended the deadline on OASIS TC FAQ pages to 2 September.
> At that time, Sharon will add an "FAQ" link to all the TC navs (those
> links on the main TC page in the upper right purple box, "Charter, IPR
> Statement, etc."). It's a blanket move that will affect all the TCs at
> once. If you have not submitted FAQ content by 2 Sept, we'll create a
> placeholder page for your TC's FAQ (that says something like 'content
> coming soon').
> Please let us know if you will be unable to meet the 2 Sept deadline or
> if there's anything we can do to assist you. Keep in mind, you can
> always edit the FAQ at any time.
> Thanks,
> Carol
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carol Geyer [mailto:carol.geyer@oasis-open.org]
> Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 3:55 PM
> To: TC chairs
> Cc: Sharon Burbine
> Subject: New OASIS TC FAQ Pages
> On 25 August, OASIS will be adding a new FAQ page to each TC's public
> website. This will make it easier for prospective users, editors, people
> who may be considering joining the TC, and others to find answers to
> some basic questions on your work.
> Each TC will be responsible for creating its own FAQ content. The
> following are just general suggestions to get you started; obviously
> each TC will have specific FAQ appropriate for its work.
>   What is the need for this specification?
>   Who should be involved in this development?
>   Who will benefit from this work and how?
>   How does this work compare with related efforts at other standards
> organizations?
>   When will this specification be completed?
> Please let me know if you need assistance in writing an FAQ for your TC.
> Completed FAQs should be sent to support@oasis-open.org before 25 Aug
> for posting. You may edit your FAQ at any time after it's posted.
> Regards,
> Carol
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