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Re: Transition Request: (2nd) PER Request for XML Base Second Edition

From: Steve Bratt <steve@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 10:28:04 -0400
Message-ID: <47DFD174.8040603@w3.org>
To: "Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Cc: ht@w3.org, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, timbl@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org, webreq@w3.org


I was ready to say "go ahead".  Then there has been a flurry of emails with this same subject line that I simply do not have time to follow and understand.  I've asked PLH and Henry to summarize the state and conclusion of these, and have not heard back yet.  What is the issue?


On 3/18/2008 10:17 AM, Grosso, Paul wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> Assuming we have agreement that we don't need a telcon,
> are we approved for publication on the 20th?
> If so, I believe I still need to file a publication request
> with webreq, and it seems I should be doing that today.
> (And then Henry, I believe, would need to draft the
> announcement to the AC that would be sent on the 20th.)
> thanks,
> paul
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Steve Bratt [mailto:steve@w3.org] 
>> Sent: Wednesday, 2008 March 12 16:48
>> To: Grosso, Paul
>> Cc: timbl@w3.org; public-xml-core-wg@w3.org; webreq@w3.org; 
>> chairs@w3.org; w3t-comm@w3.org
>> Subject: Re: Transition Request: (2nd) PER Request for XML 
>> Base Second Edition
>> Hi Paul,
>> Thanks.  I will talk with Philippe and Tim if necessary, and 
>> let you know whether a call is needed.  I understand your rationale.
>> Regards,
>> Steve
>> On 3/12/2008 12:10 PM, Grosso, Paul wrote:
>>> The XML Core WG requests transition of 
>>>   XML Base (Second Edition)
>>> available at
>>> http://www.w3.org/XML/Group/2006/09/xmlbase-2e/ 
>>> to a Proposed Edited Recommendation (PER).  
>>> The URL cited above is for the most recent Member-only 
>>> version of the specification as of 12 March 2008,   
>>> dated to reflect the expected publication date of
>>> 20 March 2008 and designed to be published by having
>>> the directory moved over to
>>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/PER-xmlbase-20080320/   
>>> in its entirety.
>>> This is the second request for PER of XML Base Second Edition.
>>> The first PER is at
>>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/PER-xmlbase-20061220/ 
>>> We never progressed the first PER of XML Base Second Edition
>>> to Recommendation due to issues of how we defined legacy IRIs
>>> which we had been calling XML Resource Identifiers and which,
>>> in this latest PER (and in RFC 39897bis), we are calling LEIRIs.
>>> The XML Base First Edition was published on 27 June 2001 
>>> at http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xmlbase-20010627/
>>> as a Recommendation.  All changes to the document
>>> are recorded in the XML Base Errata document at
>>> http://www.w3.org/2001/06/xmlbase-errata .
>>> A diff-marked review copy of this PER is available at
>>> http://www.w3.org/XML/Group/2006/09/xmlbase-2e/Overview-review.html 
>>> Appendix D of this latest document outlines the changes between
>>> the First Edition and this PER.  The only difference between this
>>> PER and the previous Second Edition PER is outlined as point 3
>>> of Appendix D.
>>> Given that the changes between the previous (first) Second 
>>> Edition PER and this (second) Second Edition PER are effectively 
>>> editorial and do not change the syntax or meaning of anything 
>>> in the first Second Edition PER, we are suggesting that we may
>>> not need a PER Transition telcon, but we leave that decision
>>> up to the Director or his appointed decision maker.
>>> The WG's decision to request publication as a PER was taken 
>>> during a WG telcon on 2008 March 12 whose minutes may be found at
>>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xml-core-wg/2008Mar/0012
>>> We propose a publication date of 20 March 2008.
>>> We propose that the PER period lasts from the date of publication
>>> until 30 June 2008 (though note that the exit criteria for this
>>> PER as mentioned in the SOTD also requires that we wait for
>>> RFC 3897 bis to be published as an RFC).
>>>   XML Base (Second Edition)
>>> Abstract
>>> --------
>>> This document describes a facility, similar to that of HTML BASE, 
>>> for defining base URIs for parts of XML documents.
>>> Status of this Document
>>> -----------------------
>>> This section describes the status of this document at the time 
>>> of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. 
>>> A list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this 
>>> technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index 
>>> at http://www.w3.org/TR/.
>>> This document has been produced by the W3C XML Core Working 
>>> Group as part of the XML Activity. The English version of 
>>> this specification is the only normative version. However, 
>>> for translations of this document, see 
>> http://www.w3.org/2003/03/Translations/byTechnology?technology
>> =xmlbase.
>>> This document is a Proposed Edited Recommendation of the W3C. 
>>> This second edition is not a new version of XML Base; its 
>>> purpose is to clarify a number of issues that have become 
>>> apparent since the first edition was published. Some of 
>>> these were first published as separate errata 
>>> (http://www.w3.org/2001/06/xmlbase-errata), others were 
>>> published in a public editor's draft in November 2006 
>>> (http://www.w3.org/XML/2006/11/xmlbase-2e/Overview.html), 
>>> and a PER in December 2006 
>>> (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/PER-xmlbase-20061220/). 
>>> This PER normatively references the draft of a replacement 
>>> to RFC 3987 (here called RFC 3987 bis) for the definition 
>>> of the term Legacy Extended IRI. It will not advance to 
>>> Recommendation status until the replacement RFC is published, 
>>> and the reference will be updated accordingly.
>>> W3C Advisory Committee Members are invited to send formal review 
>>> comments to the W3C Team until 30 June 2008. Advisory Committee 
>>> Representatives should consult their WBS questionnaires. The 
>>> public is invited to send comments on this document to 
>>> www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org; public archives are available. 
>>> There is no implementation report or test suite for this 
>>> specification, but there is a document describing methods 
>>> of testing XML Base conformance. 
>>> Publication as a Proposed Edited Recommendation does not imply 
>>> endorsement by the W3C Membership. This is a draft document 
>>> and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents 
>>> at any time. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other 
>>> than work in progress.
>>> This document has been produced under the 24 January 2002 CPP 
>>> as amended by the W3C Patent Policy Transition Procedure. 
>>> An individual who has actual knowledge of a patent which the 
>>> individual believes contains Essential Claim(s) with respect 
>>> to this specification should disclose the information in 
>>> accordance with section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy. Documentation 
>>> of intellectual property possibly relevant to this specification 
>>> may be found at the Working Group's public IPR disclosure page.
>>> Paul Grosso and Norman Walsh, chairs of the XML Core WG. 
>> -- 
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Steven R Bratt    mailto:steve@w3.org
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