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From "Steven Noels" <stev...@outerthought.org>
Subject RE: [docs]: Who we are
Date Wed, 05 Jun 2002 12:32:38 GMT
> From: Piroumian Konstantin [mailto:KPiroumian@protek.com]

> > > > I propose that we split up the rather long list of
> > committers in the
> > > > hall of fame document into "active committers" and
> > > "Emeritus Committers"
> > > > like many other projects (e.g. Axis or Struts) do.
> > >
> > > > In addition we could add a short bio/note from each
> > > committer as well
> > > > or at least a link to a page containing this.
> > > >
> > > > What do you think?
> > >
> > > I think it's an excellent idea.
> >
> > Can we (Forrest) make a DTD for it?
>
> Isn't it too specific thing to have a special DTD for it? Why
> not reuse
> document DTD? If we create a DTD for the 'Who we are', then
> we definitely
> will need another DTD for the 'xml.apache.org' front-page
> description,

the new xml.apache.org frontpage should not be too dependent on a
manually authored XML document, but be the aggregation of a lot of
information snippets from all the various projects. In any case, the
frontpage will be special, i.e. perhaps we would need to create a
separate DTD for it, too.

> a
> third one for 'Project samples', etc.

You're absolutely right, we should be careful not to create *too* many
different DTD's. Furthermore, a Cocoon pipeline has no access to the DTD
declaration so it can't modify processing flow depending of the doctype
of a document.

> Though, if having so many formats is not contradictory to the
> Forrest vision
> then I am +1 for it.

We could do a simple document consisting of a table, of course. Having a
specific DTD however ensures we have a common information structure
across all XML Apache sub-projects, which is part of the Forrest vision.

In terms of a DTD, I would go for something in the lines of:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!ENTITY % document PUBLIC
    "-//APACHE//ENTITIES Documentation V1.1//EN"
    "document-v11.mod">
%document;

<!ELEMENT contributors (header?, (category)+)>
<!ATTLIST contributors %common.att;
               	     %title.att;>

    <!ELEMENT category (contributor+) >
    <!ATTLIST category %title.att; %common.att;>

    <!ELEMENT contributor (person, img?, bio)>
    <!ATTLIST contributor %common.att;>

        <!ELEMENT bio (%blocks;)*>
        <!ATTLIST bio %common.att;>

validating documents similar to this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE contributors
  PUBLIC "-//APACHE//DTD Project Contributors V1.0" "contrib-v10.dtd">
<contributors title="Contributors">
  <category title="Active Committers">
    <contributor>
      <person name="Carsten Ziegeler" email="cziegeler@s-und-n.de"/>
      <bio>
        <p>Carsten is release manager for Cocoon2, and tries to avoid
           cutting his hands while doing so.</p>
      </bio>
    </contributor>
  </category>
  <category title="Emeritus Committers">
    <contributor>
      <person name="Stefano Mazzocchi" email="stefano@apache.org"/>
      <bio>
        <p>Know what? Sometimes he wonders why he bothers keeping
himself
           subscribed to this mail list: you people do an incredible
           job even without his guidance ;-)</p>
      </bio>
    </contributor>
  </category>
</contributors>

Would this make sense?

</Steven>


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