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Subject: OASIS TC call for participation: TREX

A new OASIS technical committee (TC) is being formed. The TREX Technical
Committee has been proposed by James Clark, individual member (chair);
Norman Walsh, Sun; Eric van der Vlist, individual member; John Cowan,
Reuters Health; Arjun Ray, individual member; Michael Fitzgerald, individual
member; and Michael Smith, individual member.

The request for a new TC meets the requirements of the OASIS TC process, and
is appended to this email.

To become a member of this new TC by the first meeting you must notify the
committee chair, James Clark (jjc@jclark.com), of your intent to participate
at least 15 days prior to the first meeting and then you must participate in
that first meeting, which is scheduled for 5 April, 2001. You should also
subscribe to the TC's discussion list. Note that you must be eligible to
participate before you may become a member of the TC or subscribe to the TC
mail list; the eligibility rules require that you belong to an OASIS member
organization or be an Individual OASIS member.

(For the procedure for joining after the first meeting see the TC process at

The mail list trex@lists.oasis-open.org is for committee discussions. TC
members as well as any other interested OASIS members should subscribe to
the list. Do this by sending a message to trex-request@lists.oasis-open.org
with the word "subscribe" as the body of the message. Your subscription
request must be authorized by the chair. (Note that subscribing to the mail
list does not make you a member of the TC; to become a member you must
contact the TC chair as described in the above paragraph.)

Karl F. Best
OASIS - Director, Technical Operations
978.667.5115 x206
karl.best@oasis-open.org  http://www.oasis-open.org

This is a request to form a TC.  Here is the information required by
the OASIS process for the formation of a TC.

The name of the TC is "TREX".

The purpose is to create a specification for a schema language for XML
based on the TREX proposal (http://www.thaiopensource.com/trex/). The
key features of TREX are that it:

- is simple
- is easy to learn
- uses XML syntax
- does not change the information set of an XML document
- supports XML namespaces
- treats attributes uniformly with elements so far as possible
- has unrestricted support for unordered content
- has unrestricted support for mixed content
- has a solid theoretical basis
- can partner with a separate datatyping language (such
  W3C XML Schema Datatypes)

The deliverable is a specification for the language. The projected
date for the first Committee Specification is 1 July 2001.

The TC will conduct business in English.

The first meeting will be a phone meeting on Thursday 5th April at
10:30am US Eastern time.

The proposed meeting schedule for the first year is to meet by phone
every 2 weeks until the delivery of the first commitee specification
and thereafter once every 4 weeks. The meetings will take place on
Thursdays at 10:30am US Eastern time.

The initial members of the TC are as follows:

James Clark <jjc@jclark.com> (individual member)
Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@East.Sun.COM> (Sun)
Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com> (individual member)
John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com> (Reuters Health)
Arjun Ray <aray@q2.net> (individual member)
Michael Fitzgerald <mike@wyeast.net> (individual member)
Michael Smith <smith@xml-doc.org> (individual member)

The chair is James Clark.

The phone meetings will be sponsored by James Clark.

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