OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

regrep message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]

Subject: FW: Advancing OWL Profile document to Committee Specification

Hi Farrukh and Asuman,
Since the ebXML Registry TC transitioned to the RF on Limited Terms IPR
mode, we will need to update the source documents to the new Notices
(see note below).  There is also a requirement for XHTML, which Mary can
help us with.  The new templates and instructions for OASIS Specs are in
the attached e-mail note. We are on track for approval as an OASIS
Standard, but need to bring the current document up to date with the
current requirements.

Also, for the Submission package, we need to have certification from
three member organizations that they are successfully using the profile.
Would it be possible to post a standard set of samples that
organizations could use to aid in this validation process?

Thanks for all your hard work on this document!  I and the rest of the
TC do appreciate it!


Kathryn Breininger
Boeing Library Services
425-965-0182 phone

-----Original Message-----
From: Mary McRae [mailto:mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org] 
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 8:56 AM
To: Breininger, Kathryn R; jamie.clark@oasis-open.org
Subject: RE: Advancing OWL Profile document to Committee Specification

Hi Kathryn,

  Yes, any document that is not yet a Committee Specification must
conform to the templates. I think the OWL Profile is in decent shape,
but note particularly that the TC transitioned to RF on Limited Terms
effective 12 February and therefore the new document will need to have
the 4-15-05 Notices section rather than the legacy Notices section now
in place. We'll also need to get the current HTML transformed into valid
and correct XHTML. Once you've gotten the source spec up to date I can
provide assistance on the XHTML.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Breininger, Kathryn R [mailto:kathryn.r.breininger@boeing.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 11:38 AM
> To: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org; jamie.clark@oasis-open.org
> Subject: Advancing OWL Profile document to Committee Specification
> Hi Mary and Jamie,
> The OWL Profile document has completed its 60 day public review, with 
> no comments.  The ebXML Registry TC approved a motion to advance the 
> OWL Profile document to Committee Specification, and also to submit it

> to the OASIS membership for consideration as an OASIS standard.  We 
> are working on the submission package currently, but in the meantime, 
> would you please set up the ballot for approving as a Committee 
> Specification?
> http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/regrep/download.p
> hp/21418/e
> bXMLRegProfileOWL.zip
> http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/regrep/download.p
> hp/21417/r
> egrep-owl-profile-v1.5-cd01.pdf
> http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/regrep/download.p
> hp/21416/r
> egrep-owl-profile-v1.5-cd01.odt
> Attached are the minutes from our meeting showing the voting results:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/regrep/email/arch
> ives/20070
> 2/msg00052.html
> Also, this document was already in the process and on track for 
> standards submission, so my understanding is that we do not need to 
> redo it to the latest template - is that correct?
> Thanks!
> Kathryn Breininger
> CENTRAL Project Manager
> Emerging Technologies
> Boeing Library Services
> 425-965-0182 phone
> 425-237-3491 fax
> kathryn.r.breininger@boeing.com
> > How was your service? Please click link below.......
> > http://socal.web.boeing.com/ssglibsurvey/
> > 
> > 

--- Begin Message ---
To all TC Chairs and Secretaries:
Please pass this information along to your specification editors. OASIS policy requires that all specifications must conform to the OASIS-supplied templates. 
An updated set of templates has been created to align with the "Guidelines for Filenames, URIs, Namespaces and Metadata (http://docs.oasis-open.org/specGuidelines/namingGuidelines/resourceNaming.html) as well as the OASIS Naming Guidelines: Metadata and Versioning (http://docs.oasis-open.org/specGuidelines/namingGuidelines/metadata.html) policies that were approved last fall.
The main template index page is here: http://docs.oasis-open.org/templates/index.html. Templates are provided in several formats: Microsoft Word, OpenOffice Writer, and XHTML. Please note that there are two versions for each application - one in which the Notices section conforms to TCs operating under the 15 April 2005 IPR Policy, and the other noted as 'legacy' which cites the previous Notices section.
The XHTML user guide (http://docs.oasis-open.org/templates/OASISSpecificationTemplateGuidelines.html <http://docs.oasis-open.org/templates/OASISSpecificationTemplateGuidelines.html> ) should be used in conjunction with all templates; the Word user guide - while containing useful information on the application of styles and field codes - has not been updated to include the new metadata and remove the obsolete categories.
OASIS encourages the use of RDDL (Resource Directory Description Language) documents to describe XML namespaces. A template is now available: http://docs.oasis-open.org/templates/rddl.html <http://docs.oasis-open.org/templates/rddl.html> . This template should be considered 'alpha'; it is anticipated that it will be updated frequently as we determine 'best practices' related to its usage.  
I encourage editors who are authoring in one of these formats to migrate to the new templates now rather than waiting until submitting for Public Review. I am more than happy to answer any questions and provide assistance. Also, please note that the OASIS TC Process Policy requires that specifications now be submitted in XHTML. We are well aware of the problems editors are experiencing in trying to generate valid XHTML from Word or OpenOffice that still adheres to the style requirements. We strongly encourage the use of structured markup in the authoring environment - whether it be DITA, DocBook, or XHTML. I will be providing assistance for those TCs still working in Word or OpenOffice to properly convert their documents to XHTML.
I urge all chairs and editors (and anyone else who is interested) to attend the Chair and Editor training sessions that will be held in conjunction with the Symposium. The materials will be made available to everyone shortly thereafter.

We will also be setting up a new mailing list for editors (tc-editors@lists.oasis-open.org <mailto:tc-editors@lists.oasis-open.org> ). Once the list is established I'll be sending out a note with subscription instructions. The main purpose of the list will be to post information relating to the creation, maintenance and submission of TC work products. While the list is intended to address the needs of TC editors, all members are welcome to subscribe. 
As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns. I hope to see many of you in San Diego.
Mary P McRae
Manager of TC Administration, OASIS
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org  
web: www.oasis-open.org <http://www.oasis-open.org/>  
phone: 603.232.9090
OASIS Symposium:
"eBusiness and Open Standards: 
Understanding the Facts, Fiction, and Future"
15-18 April 2007 San Diego, CA USA

--- End Message ---

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]