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Re: Writing I-Ds and RFCs using XML

From: Eve L. Maler <Eve.Maler@east.sun.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 15:24:28 -0400
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To: "Joseph M. Reagle Jr." <reagle@w3.org>
Cc: "Eve L. Maler" <Eve.Maler@east.sun.com>, mrose@invisible.net, spec-prod@w3.org
At 02:53 PM 6/13/00 -0400, Joseph M. Reagle Jr. wrote:
>This is actually what I'm most interested in. If you are writing a W3C spec,
>you don't have to worry about the expires field. If you are writing an IETF
>spec you don't have to worry about the latest version field. But if you are
>writing for both it's easy (one document, two XSLTs), and it'll pool our
>experiences in writing a spec schema/dtd for everything else.

So you'd union them?  There may be other spec formats we might want to 
throw into the mix too, then.  E.g., OASIS may have a standard set of 
header info for specs submitted to them.  Of course, a stylesheet can 
extract the relevant fields when it's time to publish.

>I started my unsuccessful path in finding the latest version at:
>         http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/spec.dtd
>which states:
> >#       "http://www.w3.org/XML/Group/DTD/xmlspec.dtd">
> >...
> >  For all details, see the design report at:
> >   <http://www.w3.org/XML/Group/DTD/xmlspec-report.htm>
>Neither of which exist ...

Yeah, I don't know what happened to these.  Just use the URLs in my 
previous reply for now, and I'll work on this.

Eve Maler                                    +1 781 442 3190
Sun Microsystems XML Technology Center    elm @ east.sun.com
Received on Tuesday, 13 June 2000 15:24:04 UTC

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