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Re: Charter update: remove property registry task?

From: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 20:44:20 -0500
To: Webdav WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
Message-ID: <OFBE04363F.7C5F6309-ON85256E61.00096F33-85256E61.00097DBB@us.ibm.com>

+1 for removing it.

Cheers,
Geoff

Julian wrote on 03/23/2004 02:57:17 PM:

> 
> 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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