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Subject: Re: [sca-j] Plan for getting CSDs with dependencies published

Dave found a typo in one of the URLs.
The policy spec URL should be:

and not:


I'm also cc'ing Robin/Chet/Paul since the resend of my original email 
to, what I though was the right, TCAdmin alias bounced too.


On 7/27/2011 2:49 PM, Anish Karmarkar wrote:
> [Resending, as I have the incorrect tcadmin email address in the 1st
> try. Apologies]
> Hi,
> Per our call this week [1], I've including below a plan for publishing
> four of our specs that have dependencies on other approved but
> as-yet-unpublished OASIS specs, as CSDs. This plan, I believe, complies
> with the recent email [2] sent by the TCAdmin. Per Martin Chapman's
> suggestion, I'm cc'ing the TAB and the TCAdmin as they are meeting this
> week and may be able to advise us on the plan as well as make tweaks to
> the process doc, if necessary.
> Issue:
> The SCA-J TC has four WDs that are (almost) ready for publication as CSDs:
> 1) SCA-J Common Annotations and APIs (CAA)
> 2) TestCases for SCA-J Common Annotation and APIs (TC4CAA)
> 2) SCA-J POJO Component Implementation specification (POJO)
> 3) SCA-J POJO Complement Implementation testcases (TC4POJO)
> TC4CAA and POJO normatively reference CAA. TC4POJO normatively
> references POJO. In addition, both the CAA and POJO specs normatively
> reference SCA Assembly and SCA Policy specifications concurrently being
> developed in the SCA-Assembly and SCA-Policy TCs. The SCA-Assembly and
> SCA-Policy dependencies are on CSDs that have been approved by the
> respective TCs and are in the TCAdmin queue, but are not published yet.
> Fortunately, the reference directed dependency graph is acyclic.
> The TC would like to approve all four CSDs listed above in the same
> meeting and have them be published as such, at the same time or as close
> to each other as practicable. This requires that either the normative
> reference section of the WDs be updated after the TC approval OR that
> the WDs approved by the TC include references to specifications that
> will be published in the future. In the proposal below, I have chosen
> the latter option.
> Proposal:
> Since the specs do not have mutual dependencies and since the URLs of
> as-yet-unpublished CSDs are entirely predictable thanks to the strict
> OASIS naming guidelines, I would like to suggest that we solve this
> problem as follows:
> 1) Since the URLs, names, status of the specs in question are
> predictable or fixed, have the editors update all the normative
> references in all the four specs to the latest expected (after approval)
> CSD URLs. This means that
> a) the CAA and POJO spec will reference the latest approved (but not
> published -- it is in the TCAdmin queue) assembly
> (http://docs.oasis-open.org/opencsa/sca-assembly/sca-assembly-1.1-spec-csd08.pdf)
> and policy
> (http://docs.oasis-open.org/opencsa/sca-policy/sca-policy-1.1-spec-cd05.pdf)
> specs. Note that these URLs are not currently 'alive' but will be when
> the TCAdmin processes the corresponding request in the TCAdmin queue.
> b) TC4CAA and POJO spec will reference the latest about to be approved
> CAA spec
> (http://docs.oasis-open.org/opencsa/sca-j/sca-javacaa-1.1-spec-csd06.pdf).
> Again this URL is not currently 'alive'.
> c) TC4POJO will reference the latest about to be approved CAA spec
> (http://docs.oasis-open.org/opencsa/sca-j/sca-javaci-1.1-spec-csd04.pdf). Again
> this URL is not currently 'alive'.
> 2) After TC approval and after the four requests are filed by the chair
> for publication of the new CSDs, the chair will update all the four
> corresponding JIRA issues to record the dependencies between various
> JIRA issues.
> Additional process document issue for the TAB/TCAdmin to consider:
> This problem is solved in the process document via the designated
> cross-references [3]. But DCRs apply only to CN/CS/OS; CSDs are
> explicitly excluded.
> Thanks.
> -Anish Karmarkar
> SCA-J TC co-Chair.
> --
> [1] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/sca-j/201107/msg00024.html
> [2] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201107/msg00007.html
> [3] http://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/tc-process#crossRefs
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