XForms, Performance Plans/Reports & StratML

Steven, here's the text of the law I mentioned on the XForms call a few minutes ago:  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/open-machine-readable-government-owen-ambur/  


My StratML colleagues and I are trying to remove as many obstacles as possible so that U.S. federal agencies are left with few excuses for failing to comply with the law ... which, incidentally, establishes good practice for the plans and reports of all organizations, worldwide, whose activities should be matters of public record.  See the use cases documented thus far at http://stratml.us/carmel/iso/UC4SwStyle.xml


Internationally speaking, the *Open* Government Partnership (OGP) is an egregious example:  https://www.opengovpartnership.org/participants The national action plans as well as the OGP’s own report are still being published in PDF:  https://www.opengovpartnership.org/sites/default/files/OGP_Year-Review_20180504.pdf Assuming good faith on their part, they simply don’t understand the concept of “openness” in terms of XML/XSD validity.  So it is up to us to show them the benefits of well-structured and semantically well-defined content.


In the meantime, being able to expand and collapse sections of lengthy plans and reports will help to remove one excuse for failure to publish plans and reports in open, standard, machine-readable format.  Unless and until public agencies begin to comply with the law, citizens and taxpayers will have little cause to consider them credible and trustworthy.


Owen Ambur

Chair, StratML <http://stratml.us/>  Working Group

Co-Chair Emeritus, xml.gov CoP <http://xml.govwebs.net/> 

Webmaster, FIRM <http://firmcouncil.org/> 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl> 
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 7:15 AM
To: XForms <public-xformsusers@w3.org>
Subject: Collapsing sections


Someone asked me about doing collapsing sections in XForms, so I wrote an  



    <https://homepages.cwi.nl/~steven/xforms/techniques/collapsing.html> https://homepages.cwi.nl/~steven/xforms/techniques/collapsing.html


Comments gratefully received.




Received on Wednesday, 22 August 2018 14:07:31 UTC