IRC log of xproc on 2007-09-13

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Meeting: XML Processing Model WG
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Chair: Henry S. Thompson
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Scribe: Henry S. Thompson
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ScribeNick: ht
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Morning Michael
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good morning / afternoon, henry
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we are running late this morning; I will be on the call, but may be late
14:54:28 [ht]
OK -- it will be a short call, we may get to the Last Call decision before you arrive
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Michael, do I have your proxy until you join?
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Topic: Admin.Rollcall
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zakim, this is xproc
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ht, I see XML_PMWG()11:00AM in the schedule but not yet started. Perhaps you mean "this will be xproc".
15:00:47 [ht]
zakim, this will be xproc
15:00:47 [Zakim]
ok, ht; I see XML_PMWG()11:00AM scheduled to start now
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zakim, please call ht-781
15:00:52 [Zakim]
ok, ht; the call is being made
15:01:27 [ht]
zakim, who is on the call?
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XML_PMWG()11:00AM has not yet started, ht
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On IRC I see ruilopes, PGrosso, avernet, MSM, RRSAgent, Zakim, MoZ, ht
15:02:04 [ht]
zakim, this is xproc
15:02:04 [Zakim]
ok, ht; that matches XML_PMWG()11:00AM
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15:02:30 [avernet]
zakim, ? is avernet
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+avernet; got it
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15:03:00 [richard]
zakim, ? is me
15:03:12 [MoZ]
Zakim, what is the code ?
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+richard; got it
15:03:18 [ruilopes]
Zakim, [IP is me
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the conference code is 97762 (tel:+1.617.761.6200 tel:+ tel:+44.117.370.6152), MoZ
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+ruilopes; got it
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15:04:42 [ht]
HT: Norm is running late, HST is chair _pro tem_
15:04:44 [Andrew]
zakim, ? is Andrew
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+Andrew; got it
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zakim, who is on the call?
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On the phone I see PGrosso, Ht, Alex_Milows, avernet, ruilopes, richard, Andrew
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HT: Apologies from MSM and Norm who will join later
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Topic: Admin.agenda
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HT: Accepted as published
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Topic: meeting
15:07:15 [Zakim]
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HT: We will meet next in two weeks, provided we get to Last Call this week
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Topic: Admin.minutes
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HT: Comments on these minutes:
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HT: Approved as they stand
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Topic: Comments on the draft of 11 September
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AM: The appendix isn't there yet
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HT: True, but as it's non-normative, so it can be added later
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AM: I have a draft for part of it, we could add it right away
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PG: I'd rather not do that, let's get the LC draft out, and add that in a subsequent draft when it's complete. There's a time issue here, with the Tech Plenary coming up
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... No objection to the idea of the appendix at all
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AM: Consensus was that we would have this appendix
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HT: Straw poll on 3 options:
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... 1) Publish ASAP w/o any appendix
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... 2) Publish same time with whatever Alex can supply by the time Norm needs it
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... 3) Hold publication for agreed complete appendix
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PG: We could publish as is for last call, and publish a separate WG note asap
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AM: We can get the text I've written already in in just a few minutes
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AV: Sounds like option 2 is what you want
15:16:15 [MSM]
zakim, please call MSM-Office
15:16:15 [Zakim]
ok, MSM; the call is being made
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15:16:22 [ht]
PG: (2) ; HT: (2); AM: (2) ; AV (2) ; RL (2) ; RT (2) ; AG (2) ; MZ (2)
15:16:31 [alexmilowski]
Here's the text:
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HT: Unanimous straw poll result
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Minus the "general" bit
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Any objection to the editors being authorized to publish the 11 September draft with the addition of a non-normative appendix giving guidance on Namespace fixup to the extent possible w/o delaying publication?
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RESOLVED: to publish the 11 September draft as a public Last Call WD with the addition of a non-normative appendix giving guidance on Namespace fixup to the extent possible w/o delaying publication?
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Topic: Split the spec?
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q+ to ask about terminology and conformance
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HT: Discussion -- could do it later, not a substantive question
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AM: Prefer to keep it as one document, easier right now, and easier for consumers down the road
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ack MSM
15:20:21 [Zakim]
MSM, you wanted to ask about terminology and conformance
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MSM: People say it's not substantive, but it does affect something crucial, namely the ability to say that you conform to the spec.
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... If we split the spec., and version the parts separately, will people end up having to say "conforms to 1.n of the spec and 1.m of the library?"
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... Also, splitting would make the framework very abstract, or we need to allow ourselves to refer to examples in the library 1.0
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... Does the library of steps make sense outside the context of the XProc framework?
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HT: Anybody prepared to argue in favour?
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RESOLVED: We will not split the spec. before going to Last Call
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Topic: Test cases
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HT: Some discussio about where they are going to come from by email
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... Where is the energy going to come from for managing test collection?
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RT: Implementors will produce tests
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... Lets wait and see what they look like, and if we can put them into a framework
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MSM: Would a task force help?
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HT: Indeed, has worked some times
15:27:40 [MSM]
zaki, who is here?
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zakim, who is here?
15:27:44 [Zakim]
On the phone I see PGrosso, Ht, Alex_Milows, avernet, ruilopes, richard, Andrew, MoZ, MSM
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On IRC I see alexmilowski, Andrew, richard, ruilopes, PGrosso, avernet, MSM, RRSAgent, Zakim, MoZ, ht
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RT: Happy to work on test cases, but not until I need tests for my own implementation and am developing them
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MSM: Last Call ends?
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HT: 24 October
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MSM: Only 5 weeks to know what to say our test input to the CR decision will be
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... That's pretty soon, if we don't have any serious pushback on the spec. itself
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HT: Two ways we could go -- push hard on tests right away, or lengthen the last call period
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MSM: Or just expect we will have some gap between the end of LC and the beginning of CR
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AM: This period is a really good time to focus on test coverage
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... We can respond to questions by increasing test coverage
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... an opportunistic approach -- test what seems tricky/controversial/novel to commentators
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HT: Likes the idea
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HT: I agree that the whole WG should be focussed on testing for the LC period
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MSM: That's OK by me, if the entire WG is willing
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HT: Anyone unhappy with guidance to the chair along these lines?
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15:36:11 [ht]
HT: Congratulations all around
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XML_PMWG()11:00AM has ended
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Attendees were Ht, Alex_Milows, PGrosso, avernet, [IPcaller], richard, ruilopes, Andrew, MoZ, MSM
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RRSAgent, please draft minutes
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I have made the request to generate ht
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RRSAgent, make logs world-visible
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XML_PMWG()11:00AM has now started
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XML_PMWG()11:00AM has ended
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Attendees were Murray_Maloney
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