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From Octav Chipara <ochip...@cse.unl.edu>
Subject Re: [Xerces2] Requirements list; 'Xerces2'?; cross-posting
Date Wed, 12 Jul 2000 17:50:59 GMT


Hi Ed,

This is great ...

Octav

> If no one better-suited has volunteered to run the proposed requirements
> list in the interim, I'll post an updated list tonight.
> 
> I'd like to get the list into HTML, to allow linking back to the mail
> archive,
> and onto the website (to reduce mail bandwidth).
> 
> I'd also like to get it into CVS (to preserve history).
> 
> Can I get a volunteer committer and a volunteer with website access who will
> post these for me?
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Do we have consensus on "Xerces2" as a name?
> All of the very recent mail has been in favor.
> Should someone actively poll the committers?
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------
> 
> There are many proposed requirements.
> Some are in conflict.
> Some will never be implemented.
> For the moment, it makes sense to just collect all the proposals.
> 
> But it seems sensible to winnow the list soon.
> Otherwise, the effort will become really poorly defined.
> Do people agree?
> If so, how do we do it?
> Here's a process proposal, based on what I've seen at W3C.
> 
> Break up requirements into logical groups.
> Set a period of a week or to discuss each group.
> 
> 	Midway in the period,
> 	take an early straw vote to see where people are at.
> 
> 	At the end of the period,
> 	vote on an action item for each requirement in the group.
> 
> 	In general, on requirements where there's no consensus
> 	at the end of the period, simply move on to the next group.
> 
> After we've gotten through everything once,
> go back to the hard issues and try to resolve them.
> 
> This process requires a facilitator, to lay out the groups, call the votes,
> etc.
> 
> -------------------------------------------------------
> 
> I think this discussion should probably move to(ONLY)
> xerces-j-dev@xml.apache.org., not general@xml.apache.org.  I'm going to
> start posting just on xerces-j-dev@xml.apache.org.  OK?
> 
> 
> -Ed Staub
> 
> 
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