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Subject: Re: [xdi] Joseph et al: suggestion on how to proceed to close on the XDI Core 1.0 ABNF

Just to clarify, the XML draft of XDI Core 1.0 that Joseph is assembling is not ready for publishing yet because its still in the editing process. That's why Joseph and I are using the XDI TC wiki for collaboration on any substantive content, so all of that content is on OASIS servers.

As soon as the Working Draft 01 version of the XML draft is ready, we will publish it to the XDI TC OASIS doc repository as required by OASIS.

On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 1:26 PM, Joseph Boyle <boyle.joseph@gmail.com> wrote:
I’ve copied the ABNF sections of the Core spec to https://wiki.oasis-open.org/xdi/XdiAbnf

However I would urge everyone to review the spec draft itself as this is what we are working with directly - I just don’t want to publish the temporary URL on the publicly archived list. Please ask me for it privately.

On Nov 20, 2013, at 10:41 PM, Drummond Reed <drummond.reed@xdi.org> wrote:

A quick note from London where I am this week (and from whence I hope—schedule permitting—to join the XDI TC telecon this Friday).

On this trip I am making good progress with the Design Goals section of the XDI Core spec. My aim is to finish it this week. The other area I'd like to see us drive to conclusion as quickly as possible is the ABNF, since the process is helping us nail down remaining details of the graph model.

As I posted earlier, I put the first two sections of the ABNF that Joseph has been spearheading on the ABNF page of the wiki:

We have not received any comments since we posted that, and I have no further changes, so I'm considering those first two sections final (which is important, since they represent the really core DNA of the XDI graph model).

To complete the process, I suggest the following:
  1. First, Joseph adds to the wiki page (from the current XML spec doc draft) the rest of the ABNF sections (just the actual ABNF rules for each section, plus any relevant comments, the same way we have done for the first two sections).
  2. Second, we begin going through, section by section, agreeing on rules and rule names and identifying and solving any issues.
  3. Once we are through all of the sections, Joseph can copy the ABNF back to the XML spec doc draft, and we can add the text and formatting for the formal spec draft.
Joseph, if this sounds good, and you can add the rest of the ABNF sections to the wiki page before this Friday's telecon (ideally by tomorrow, so we have a day to look at them before the call), then we can start reviewing them on the telecon.



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