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Re: Sample Requirement Document Layout

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 10:38:21 -0500
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <87wth5sbgy.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.org> was heard to say:
| I've gotten myself setup to author and have taken the previous
| requirements/use-case document from the XML Core WG and did a little
| bit of editing.
| I have a specific set of questions about the document and layout options:
| 1. How do we handle the previous authors of this document ?  I've
|     left them in as they wrote some of the content that we will
|     probably preserve.

I suggest we move them to an appendix (contributors or something).
We're starting over and I expect you'll touch every sentence before
we're done.

| 2. I think that each requirement should have its own subsection so
|     that we can have a detail description and links to supporting
|     use cases.  I've embedded simple examples in the document.
|     Basically, we wouldn't have a list and would have subsections
|     instead.


| 3. Similarly, each use case should have its own subsection so that
|     it can fully be explained with example input/output/etc.  The
|     list of use cases would be removed and the subsections would
|     take its place.


| 4. We might want a terminology section to define common terms used
|     in the different pipeline/processing languages.


| 5. I think it is important to use the design principles as a way
|     to scope our work.  I've refactored them into a definition list
|     as the previous document had them in a rather dense paragraph.
|     This will allow us to add more.


| 6. Design principles smell like requirements... Hmmm....


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