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Subject: Editorial topics that need discussion

The editorial folks have been bouncing around a few ideas, and I wanted 
to bring them to the whole TC for discussion.  (Should these be added 
explicitly to the work items document?  That document is feeling almost 
like an issues list now...)  Perhaps we could spend a few minutes on 
each at the next meeting.

- Bindings/profiles spec reorganization.  We have talked before about 
versioning implications of individual profiles.  I think it would be 
more elegant, versioning-wise, to put the instructional material about 
"what constitutes a profile" in the core spec, and then have individual 
specs for each profile or set of related profiles.  If we're going to be 
adding bindings, we might want to do the same thing with them.  Another 
consideration is the breakdown of Liberty specs; Jeff pointed out that 
we might want to follow that lead.  But he also pointed out another 
consideration: speed of V2.0 vs. undertaking a huge reorg.  We'll need 
to discuss the speed factor as part of our goal statement discussion, 
methinks, and that will help to guide the editorial choices.

- Ease-of-use content.  I've suggested that we desperately need examples 
in the core spec, and others have suggested that we produce a tutorial. 
  What do people think is the best way to deliver this sort of stuff: an 
examples appendix, examples interspersed among the normative bits, a 
separate tutorial with examples, all of the above, ...?  Are there 
materials out there that we could use as a basis?

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