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Subject: Extensible Resource Descriptor (XRD) Version 1.0 Submitted for OASIS Standard Approval Ballot

OASIS Members:

The OASIS Extensible Resource Identifier (XRI) TC has submitted the following specification, which is an approved Committee Specification, to be considered as an OASIS Standard:

Extensible Resource Descriptor (XRD) Version 1.0

The text of the TC submission is appended.

You now have until 15 October to familiarize yourself with the submission and provide input to your organization's voting representative.

On 16 October, a Call For Vote will be issued to all Voting Representatives of OASIS member organizations. They will have until the last day of October, inclusive, to cast their ballots on whether this Committee Specification should be approved as an OASIS Standard or not.

Members who wish to discuss this ballot may do so through oasis-member-discuss@lists.oasis-open.org.

In accordance with the OASIS Technical Committee Process, this Committee Specification has already completed the necessary 60-day public review period as noted in the submission below.

The normative TC Process for approval of Committee Specifications as OASIS Standards is found at

Any statements related to the IPR of this specification are posted at:

Your participation in the review and balloting process is greatly appreciated.


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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(a) Links to the approved Committee Specification in the TCs document repository, and any appropriate supplemental documentation for the specification.

(b) The editable version of all files that are part of the Committee Specification;

(c) Certification by the TC that all schema and XML instances included in the specification, whether by inclusion or reference, including fragments of such, are well formed, and that all expressions are valid;
The editors and the TC certify that all XML instances are well formed and valid.

(d) A clear English-language summary of the specification;
XRD (Extensible Resource Descriptor) defines a simple generic format for describing resources. Resource descriptor documents provide machine-readable information about resources (resource metadata) for the purpose of promoting interoperability. They also assist in interacting with unknown resources that support known interfaces.

(e) A statement regarding the relationship of this specification to similar work of other OASIS TCs or other standards developing organizations;
XRD 1.0 is a much simplified version of the XRDS 2.0 [1] OASIS document format. It is fully aligned with the IETF Web Linking RFC [2] , borrowing much from the ATOM format [3] <link> element. XRD has a similar purpose as POWDER [4] from the W3C, but is significantly simpler and optimized for identity and service discovery use cases. It also has some potential overlap with ISO 13250 (Topic Maps) [5], but is much simpler and more appropriate for new web services development. XRD 1.0 is being used by the OASIS WS-Calendar specification [6] proposal, as well as the IETF host-meta proposal [7].
[1] http://docs.oasis-open.org/xri/2.0/specs/xri-resolution-V2.0.html 
[2] http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-nottingham-http-link-header-10 
[3] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4287.txt 
[4] http://www.w3.org/TR/powder-dr/
[5] http://www1.y12.doe.gov/capabilities/sgml/sc34/document/0129.pdf 
[6] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=ws- calendar 
[7] http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-hammer-hostmeta-13

(f) The Statements of Use presented above;



(g) The beginning and ending dates of the public review(s), a pointer to the announcement of the public review(s), and a pointer to an account of each of the comments/issues raised during the public review period(s), along with its resolution;
Public Review of Committee Draft 01 Review Period: 7 Nov 2009 - 6 Jan 2010 
Announcement: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/xri/200911 /msg00020.html 
Feedback and resolution: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup /xri/download.php/38469/comment-resolution.pdf
Public Review of Committee Draft 02 Review Period: 5 Apr 2010 - 5 May 2010 
Announcement: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/xri/201004 /msg00002.html 
Feedback and resolution: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup /xri/download.php/38469/comment-resolution.pdf

(h) An account of and results of the voting to approve the specification as a Committee Specification, including the date of the ballot and a pointer to the ballot;
Vote held 27 June 2010 - 4 July 2010 13 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain, 2 members did not vote

(i) An account of or pointer to votes and comments received in any earlier attempts to standardize substantially the same specification, together with the originating TCs response to each comment;

(j) A pointer to the publicly visible comments archive for the originating TC;

(k) A pointer to any minority reports delivered by one or more Members who did not vote in favor of approving the Committee Specification, which report may include statements regarding why the member voted against the specification or that the member believes that Substantive Changes were made which have not gone through public review; or certification by the Chair that no minority reports exist.

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