[standards-jig] Standards... Let's roll!!!

temas temas at box5.net
Thu Sep 27 19:27:24 UTC 2001

I suggest you look over the current starting points that are in progress
=)  x:events is finishing up, and once it's done I imagine we can begin
a divide a conqueor to get docs for all the namespaces.  Once we have
that we can begin the process of refining and discussing each one to
present to the council (as necessary).


On Thu, 2001-09-27 at 12:19, Iain Shigeoka wrote:
> Hello all,
> After a few months of other distractions I'm finally able to get back to 
> Jabber: ye have been warned!  :)
> I've been reviewing the archives and come to the conclusion that we really 
> haven't gotten started on things yet.  So this is a call to arms to get 
> started.  I'm willing to put in a good deal of effort and considering that 
> we're running mostly as a meritocracy I'll layout where I'd like to go 
> (what I'm wanting to do) to see if there are protests.  If not, I'll just 
> get started and see if I can get anyone else to join in the fun.
> Battle plan
> 1) Reformat existing standards in the new DocBook XML standard.  I don't 
> seem to have a link to the new standard we decided to use.  Anyone have a 
> pointer?  I recall someone said they were throwing together a template... I 
> could really use that as I'll just be hand coding the XML until I can find 
> some useful tools.
> 2) Reorganize existing standards.  I frankly don't like the current 
> organization of the information in the standards documents.  Also there is 
> a scattering of information in "standards docs" and other docs like the 
> JPG.  I'm going to start proposing and implementing some changes to the 
> organization of information.  I'm looking for some speed in the process so 
> if you care about these things, please pay attention to this list and 
> vote!  The actual standards of course will not change but the organization 
> might if I have my way.
> 3) Start getting the proposals and JEP's onto standards track by getting 
> them documented.  Probably also a part of the re-org.
> Protests, comments, etc. most welcome.  Let's get this thing back on track!
> -iain
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