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Re: W3C eGov Meeting on Open Data: 16 November 2012

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:07:40 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <1352758060.23953.YahooMailNeo@web112602.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: Brand Niemann <bniemann@cox.net>, "'Holm, Jeanne M \(1760\)'" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>, "'eGov IG \(Public\)'" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
It's pick on Jeanne day I see :-)

With Owen's tireless assistance I tried very hard to come up with an XHTML 1.0 + XLINK wrapper for StratML which "just works".   Can't claim complete success, however, there were no insurmountable barriers to either local machine validation or validation without going outside the dot gov domain.  I posted the actual schema (instead of a PDF) [1].  There are copious notes in the schema which I hope will answer practical questions.

1. HTML and (XHTML) have a standard set of Character Entities.  XML files might fail if the entities are not available.  This is a big issue with JATS which has hundreds of special characters.  For Government work, I added the usual control entities (&,>,< etc.) and some others (section, paragraph, copyright, trademark, etc.).  The syntax for any entities required is the same.

2. The schema imports several namespaces, including PII, XLINK and XML. XLINK and XML are used by the LOC and their copies should work as well as the W3C's originals.  The PII Namespace is PURL redirects (Just like Dublin Core).  It that is too public for you, the only purpose of the PII tags, in conjunction with the CC Licenses is to define a target audience, not assert content.  The wrapper is All Rights Reserved.  Sure Wikis leak, but this file is not fair game for premature deconstruction to RDF by Search Engines or Data Journalists (Except you Brand :-/).  It would be nice to get Agency IG's to weigh in on this.   


[1] For my web host does not serve ".xsd" files as XML but rather as quirky HTML.  So I remaned the schema file ".xml" to make it pretty in browsers.  It makes no difference for validation.

 From: Brand Niemann <bniemann@cox.net>
To: "'Holm, Jeanne M (1760)'" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>; 'eGov IG (Public)' <public-egov-ig@w3.org> 
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 4:18 AM
Subject: RE: W3C eGov Meeting on Open Data: 16 November 2012

Does this W3C eGov activity relate to: http://www.howto.gov/customer-service/digital-government-strategy-agency-milestones
and Owen’s StratML to: http://www.howto.gov/customer-service/strategic-planning ?
There seem to multiple GSA activities doing the same thing, so why not join forces especially since you (Jeanne) work for GSA that does both Data.gov and this?
From:Holm, Jeanne M (1760) [mailto:jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov] 
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 4:22 AM
To: eGov IG (Public)
Subject: W3C eGov Meeting on Open Data: 16 November 2012
Hi all--
First, thanks to everyone on the suggestions and volunteers to do presentations on our upcoming open data discussions.  You can see the evolving list reaching into January at http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki/Main_Page#Upcoming_meetings Please go ahead and keep the suggestions coming (and suggest yourself as a speaker!).
Our next meeting will be this Friday, 16 November from 8:00-9:30 am Los Angeles time (World Time Clock:  http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=W3C+eGov+Interest+Group%3A+Western&iso=20121116T08&p1=137&ah=1&am=30) 
Please volunteer to be a scribe for this or future meetings.  If you haven't done this before, now is the time!  I will personally give a tutorial to any volunteers, to help share the excitement and mystery that is scribing!  Email me directly to volunteer for this or future dates.
	* Open Data Topic Kickoff (Jeanne Holm)
	* 2012 TPAC Overview (Bernadette Hyland) 
	* OpenColorado (Brian Gryth) 
	* Plans for Summarizing eGov Social Media Discussions (Daniel Bennett) 
To connect:
	1. Dial: +1-617-761-6200 or sip:zakim@voip.w3.org then conference code 3468# ("EGOV#")
	2. W3C IRC channel #egov, see IRC Information page <http://www.w3.org/Project/IRC/> or use the Web interface <http://irc.w3.org/?channels=egov>
	3. Archive of information and agenda at http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki/Main_Page

Jeanne Holm
Evangelist, Data.gov
U.S. General Services Administration
Cell: (818) 434-5037
Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn: JeanneHolm
Received on Monday, 12 November 2012 22:08:10 UTC

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