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Subject: Public Review of Code List Representation (Genericode) v1.0 - 15 day review

To OASIS members, Public Announce Lists:

The OASIS Code List Representation TC has recently approved the following
specification as a Committee Draft and approved the package for public review:

Code List Representation (Genericode) Version 1.0

The public review starts today, 16 Oct 2007, and ends 31 Oct 2007. This
specification was previously submitted for a 60-day public review on 17 May
2007[1]; this 15-day review is limited in scope to changes made from the
previous review. All changes are indicated in the change log below[2]. 

This is an open invitation to comment. We strongly encourage feedback from
potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the
sake of improving the interoperability and quality of OASIS work.

More non-normative information about the specification and the technical
committee may be found at the public home page of the TC at 
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=codelist. Comments
may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment
Facility which can be located via the button marked "Send A Comment" at the top
of that page, or directly at 

Submitted comments (for this work as well as other works of that TC) are
publicly archived and can be viewed at 
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/codelist-comment/. All comments submitted
to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the
feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of
the TC members.

The specification document and related files are available here:

Editable Source:



The schema files are available at:


OASIS and the Code List Representation TC welcome your comments.

Mary P McRae
Manager of TC Administration, OASIS
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org  
web: www.oasis-open.org 

[1] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200705/msg00014.html
[2] Change log:
* Changed 'xml:lang' attribute to 'Lang', to fix incorrect usage of
* Added 'xml:base' to Schema for use with location URIs.
* Replaced 'rule:type' attributes in Schema documentation with 'rule:text'
elements, to avoid problems with some Schema validators that don't ignore
attributes in non-Schema namespaces as they should.
* Added conformance rules about references to external documents.
* Added conformance rules to cover data types and data tyep validation.
* Reviewed all of the conformance rules embedded in the Schema (these are
reproduced in the specification) and made minor improvements to the text.
* Renamed 'CodeList.xsd' to 'genericode.xsd'.
* Updated examples to match the latest Schema.
* Added text to the specification to clarify that genericode is not
designed for use as a run-time lookup format for codes.
* Added text to the specification to describe the two namespace URIs used
in the genericode Schema.
* Added a subsection on conformance rules at the end of section 4.
* Numbered and categorised the conformance rules.
* Extended code list sets so that they can contain not only references to
code lists, but also references to code list sets and inline embedded code
list sets.

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