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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.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mary McRae [mailto:mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org]
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  

Mary P McRae
Director, Standards Development
Technical Committee Administrator
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org
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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.

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