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Subject: FW: Official Inquiry: Removing non-normative appendix as errata
FYI, Mary's response. I have already told her that we want to go forward with the Errata without this change. Note the part about the IANA request going thru OASIS TC Admin. Hal -----Original Message----- From: Mary McRae [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 7:27 PM To: Harold Lockhart Cc: Tc-Admin (E-mail); Thomas Hardjono (E-mail) Subject: Re: Official Inquiry: Removing non-normative appendix as errata Great question. You couldn't 'drop' it per se since it would appear in the original spec. You could, I imagine, declare it null and void and if producing a merged spec replace the text with the words [REMOVED] or similar? That is to say I would have no objection ;) Does that mean you don't want me to process the Errata request yet? As a sidenote, please note that all correspondence with IANA should go through OASIS TC Admin - so if you send me the necessary bits I can forward. Mary P McRae Director, Standards Development Technical Committee Administrator OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.oasis-open.org twitter: fiberartisan #oasisopen phone: 1.603.232.9090 Standards are like parachutes: they work best when they're open. On Nov 2, 2009, at 6:32 PM, Harold Lockhart wrote: > Mary, > > This is an official inquiry on behalf of the SS TC. > > As a part of SAML 2.0, back in 2005 we registered a mime type > "samlmetadata+xml" through the IANA process. We also, for reasons > that seemed good at the time, included an Appendix A in the SAML > Metadata Specifictiason. > > http://docs.oasis-open.org/security/saml/v2.0/saml-metadata-2.0-os.pdf > > This non-normative Appendix describes the information registered > with IANA, but is not required by their process to appear in the > OASIS specification. > > Recently it was discovered that we made an error in the registration > & Appendix which would qualify as an Errata. (Original intent is > clear.) Our plan is to correct this with IANA through their process. > > Instead of fixing the Metadata Appendix, it has been proposed we > drop the appendix entirely. > > So our question for you is: Can we drop a non-normative appendix as > a part of an Errata? > > Hal Lockhart > Thomas Hardjono > > Co-chairs SS TC > > P.S. This change is NOT in the documents I referenced in my request > for a public review.