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AFTF disposition of DR28

From: Mark Jones <jones@research.att.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 13:28:46 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200302211828.NAA20346@bual.research.att.com>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org

In a 2003/02/21 telcon, the AFTF (Jeff Schlimmer, Noah Mendelsohn,
Marc Hadley, Anish Karmarkar, Mark Jones, Martin Gudgin) discussed the
remaining requirement DR28, having to do with manifest functionality:

  DR28. The specification may provide manifest functionality.

The consensus on DR28 was that manifest functionality seemed to be
precisely the type of thing that headers should be used for.  There
also are other requirements for message and part metadata (R21, R31,
R22) that could provide the basis for doing a manifest outside of the
envelope if necessary.

The importance of having a normative means for expressing manifests
was also noted, however.  The task force recommends that the WG should
encourage anyone interested in pursuing the collection of use cases
and detailed requirements for such a specification to do so as an
adjunct to the attachments specification.

As a result, we have removed DR28 from our explicit requirements list,
but will somehow note its relevance/importance in the requirements
document.

--mark

Mark A. Jones
AT&T Labs -- Strategic Standards Division
Shannon Laboratory
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