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Subject: RE: [regrep] UK Govt regrep requirements
Hi Paul, You may be interested in a demo that Adobe did for the US Federal Enterprise Architecture group back in the spring which used the reg/rep for something similar. Essentially what we did was to show various XML schema being stored in the ebxmlrr (open source implementation of the spec), and how these schemas could be searched in the reg rep to find the appropriate parts that were then used in the creation of a PDF/XML eForm for eGrants. The eform also showed integration with web services via SOAP. So, in answer to your question, I would say that from our experience in producing that demo for the US gov, that the spec certainly meets the requirements and the ebxmlrr implementation is also capable. Naturally, we'd be happy to do a similar type of demonstration for the UK govt. cheers pk -----Original Message----- From: Paul Spencer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 2:44 AM To: email@example.com Subject: [regrep] UK Govt regrep requirements Sorry I have not been as active here as I would like. For those who don't know, I advise various parts of the UK Government on XML. Unfortunately, nobody here is currently prepared to spend money on registries, but I am working on this. My reason for joining this group was to represent UK Government requirements in my spare time - something I have signally failed to do so far. I recently did some work for the MOD here, spending two days turning their core schema (a collection of complex data types) into a repository of fully-versioned types from which schemas can be automatically generated. This is linked to their existing data dictionary through IDs and ASP code. Whilst not a long-term solution, this has clarified the benefits of a registry to parts of the MOD and elsewhere in Government and flushed out some additional requirements. I now have permission to present on this project and to talk to the regrep TC about it. I am currently preparing a presentation that must be complete by October 14th. As part of a telecon, I would be happy to make this available and talk through it. What I would like to get out of this is: * does the existing reg/rep spec meet this requirement? * if not, is the TC interested in this requirement for a future release? * Do any of the current implementations meet this requirement? Note that the MOD is a simple case of the general UK Govt requirement. I imagine that the needs are common across most Governments - it will just be that some don't realise it yet. Regards Paul Spencer Director Boynings Consulting Ltd http://www.boynings.co.uk To unsubscribe from this mailing list (and be removed from the roster of the OASIS TC), go to http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/regrep/members/leave_workgroup. php.