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Subject: [xri-comment] New TC XRI

Hi Gabe,

I have been seeing you on the #topicmaps@ irc.openprojects.net  for some 
days now and wondered who you were :)

For this committee your objective to "...define a URI scheme and a 
corresponding URN namespace for distributed directory services that enable 
the identification of resources (including people and organizations) and 
the sharing of data across domains, enterprises, and applications"  has 
some overlap with what we have been looking into the past year in the TM 
Published Subjects TC which you seem to be aware of.

Of course there are differences in the approach, but it is good to take a 
look at these differences. You also mentioned working with LDAP metadata 
which is of interest to me too.

If you take a look at the recent paper that I presented at Extreme Markup 
Languages 2002, you will have some idea of what I and the committee has 
been working on and where there is some overlap between these committees, I 


The standards work that I have planned for 2003 is to work on  Published 
Subjects for Geography and Languages (OASIS GeoLang Committee) and Review 
and comment on the SC34 WG3 standards for Topic Maps for Japan, and 
finalize the drafts of the Topic Maps Published subjects Requirements and 

As you can see, I am very busy, but I will subscribe to the lists to follow 
what your group is doing and anyone here is welcome to stop by the channel.


Mary Y. Nishikawa,  EDMS Technical Advisor
Schlumberger K. K.
2-2-1 Fuchinobe
Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-0006
Tel:  +81-42-759-5376
Fax: +81-42-759-3563

Eureka IT Community Web Technologies SIG Co-leader &
XML BB Manager, xmlbb@slb.com
OASIS TM Pubsubj TC, GeoLang TC, XMLVoc TC

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