Re: now available

From: Eugene Eric Kim (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 20:50:50 PDT

On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, Eric Armstrong wrote:

> Do we want to start thinking about extending the
> email.dtd to cover the kinds of structures needed
> in the OHS, do we want a separate dtd for that, that
> somehow gets embedded into an email (namespaces?).

Two comments:

1. There are two areas that really need to be addressed in the preliminary
DTD I put together for e-mail. First, we need to figure out how to set up
the linking for responses. Second, we need to figure out how to handle
categorization. The link that Jack sent out a while back regarding RDF
for e-mail might serve as a good basis for this.

2. I don't foresee there being only one OHS DTD. Based on the
requirements, the only thing that XML documents in general do not address
are categorization and OHS-style addressability (i.e. SIDs). In other
words, the OHS should be able to handle any XML DTD with a few tweaks to
support OHS-style categories and SIDs.

As a result, I don't see the benefit of trying to come up with a
completely general intermediate XML DTD for the OHS. In fact, I think
this would be counter-productive. My thought is that we should extend
current DTDs for standard document formats (i.e. DocBook, XHTML,
SVG, etc.), and create and promote custom, but standard DTDs for document
formats that do not currently have DTDs (i.e. e-mail, Augment, source
code, etc.).


+=== Eugene Eric Kim ===== ===== ===+
|       "Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they        |
+=====  can have an excuse to drink alcohol."  --Steve Martin  ===========+

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