Subject: Draft Message to SRU implementors
Draft Message to SRU implementors. Again, quick feedback appreciated. ----------------------------------------- The OASIS Search Web Services Technical Committee is considering a number of technical issues (and more will come up) that may be of interest to SRU implementors and we want these issues to be discussed on the SRU implementors list. We have sketched the following procedure to organize these discussions and try to keep them focused, coherent, and productive. For each such issue, one of the Chairs (Matthew Dovey or I) will post an initial message to this list. After that, there can be free-for-all discussion over this list. Committee members will participate in the discussion. (Everyone on the committee is subscribed to this list.) Separate threads will be initiated for each issue, with meaningful subject lines. The committee chairs (Matthew and I) will try to keep discussion within a thread focused on the single issue. Each initial message (message initiating a thread) will reflect committee collaboration to synthesize the issue but there will be no attempt to constrain discussion after that, other than trying to keep discusion focused on the topic. The first of these messages will be posted soon. Note that a discussion document has been issued for public review. Word: http://docs.oasis-open.org/search-ws/v1.0/DiscussionDocument.doc PDF: http://docs.oasis-open.org/search-ws/v1.0/DiscussionDocument.pdf HTML: http://docs.oasis-open.org/search-ws/v1.0/DiscussionDocument.html That document states: " It is expected that this standard, when published, will deviate from SRU. How much it will deviate cannot be predicted at this time. The fact that the SRU spec is used as a starting point for development should not be cause for concern that this might be an effort to fast track SRU. The committee hopes to preserve the useful features of SRU, but not to preserve those that are not considered useful. " The committee wants to stress the fact that you can have a significant impact on the development of the standard without being on the committee. This mechanism we are establishing for discussing these topics over this list is your opportunity to have that impact. I can guarantee that all discussion on this list will be taken quite seriously by the committee. Note also, if you want to become a member of this committee, please contact Matthew or me.