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Re: Charter update: remove property registry task?

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 20:57:17 +0100
Message-ID: <4060969D.2060505@gmx.de>
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
Cc: Webdav WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>

Lisa Dusseault wrote:

> I'd like to find out if there is consensus on removing the "property 
> registry" task from the WebDAV WG charter.
> 
> http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/webdav-charter.html
> 
> We've attempted to discuss this at various WG meetings, and we've never 
> made any clear progress in defining the task -- so we don't even know 
> whether this would be an Internet-Draft that could become an RFC, 
> possibly defining an IANA process, or whether this would be a site or 
> non-IANA process of some kind.  We also have never had a volunteer so 
> we've never had anybody working on this item.  Perhaps nobody's ever 
> found it to be really necessary.
> 
> Note that even if it's removed from the charter, progress can still be 
> made if somebody finds the motivation.  For example, a property registry 
> site could be developed with feedback from the Working Group, even if 
> it's not a WG deliverable.
> 
> If we don't remove it from the charter, then we need volunteers ASAP to 
> work on that item, and clear ideas what the WG deliverable really is.  
> Please weigh in.

I vote for removing it. Clearly there's no energy for working on a 
universal registry, nor do we seem to need it.

Related: I've been working on scripts that compile information about 
method names, header names, property names, pre/postcondition names (and 
so on) from a set of RFC2629-XML-formatted documents. Basically I'm 
using a set of well-defined entries of index entries, and just combine 
them into a common document. This will give us the property index at 
least for all working-group documents (it's not quite ready yet, but if 
people are interested, I can produce an example in the next few days).

Regards, Julian

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