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Subject: Re: [xmlvoc-comment] Phone Conference Apr 16 necessary?


Steve Pepper wrote:

>> My proposal would be to skip the conf call. Other opinions?
> If we cancel this meeting there probably won't be any further progress 
> before Barcelona. I propose we all make the effort to get enough work 
> done to justify having the concall, even though it may not last the 
> full two hours.

I don't have a lot of bandwidth (I have a 1.0 release on a base Bible 
encoding due out Monday)  but I am willing to make the effort to have 
something to discuss (or be cussed!) on Tuesday.

> The most useful thing would be for Holger to get the draft 
> requirements written and distributed a few days before April 15th in 
> order to spark a discussion.
> We also agreed that we would each identify some small set of data and 
> create example topic maps.

Looking at the Cover pages on SGML grammars, about to reduce that to the 
first section on grammars. ;-) Still a lot of material. Will see how it 


> I suggest that we don't worry too much about the final form of the 
> published subject indicators and identifiers, since that is the domain 
> of the PubSubj TC. But we should agree on a provisional syntax for PS 
> identifiers, in order to facilitate the merging of whatever topic maps 
> each of us creates. I suggest we use the following pattern for the 
> time being:
>    http://psi.xml.org/foo.html#bar
> where "foo" is a class (e.g. "tools") and "bar" is an instance (e.g. 
> "xp").

Question: Not sure what you mean when saying "foo" is a class? (At least 
not looking at the core psi and the ones in country.xtm. Understand that 
the syntax may change, question is about how you were characterizing "foo."

> Does anyone else have the bandwidth to provide input? I would really 
> like to keep up the momentum on this...

Does that help? (I guess that depends on what I have done by Tuesday 
doesn't it. ;-) Will see what I can crank out, perhaps while taking 
breaks from other drafting tasks.


> Steve
> -- 
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> Convenor, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34/WG3  Editor, XTM (XML Topic Maps)
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Patrick Durusau
Director of Research and Development
Society of Biblical Literature

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