comments on the "publishing-draft"
Markus Stumpf <email@example.com> Fri, 29 October 1993 04:33 UTC
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Subject: comments on the "publishing-draft"
From: Markus Stumpf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1993 03:42:39 +0100
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I hope I am not too late with my comments. Section 2.1.3 and 3.6.3: It is not clear to me, whether I am allowed to use these tags in any template file (which would make sense for a URI, but for "City"??). Section 2.3.2 and 3.8.4 In the first section URIs are mentioned in the latter one they are missing at all. (Same for the templates-draft). How do I correctly specify handles? Does the Handle in the USER template have to match the Handle in the e.g. DOCUMENT template? Isn't this a bit of a hard thing to do for a user to find all USER template files, scan them for Handles just to find the one that matches the one in the document template to get a contact for this document? How about if I have a user handle for the author of a piece of software in a software template. The template for the software is distributed along with the software. Should the user handle be distributed also? Who guarantees that two user templates on the same e.g. FTP Server don't use the same Handle? How about out of date user templates? Wouldn't it be easier - if the handle approach is used - to specify e.g. a URL to a user template. This would probably be much easier to maintain and keep up to date. Section 3.8.4: the description of the templates for the AFA-OBJECT: o I cannot find a "Abstract" tag, but there ist one in Example 1 & 2. This should read Description, right? o Couldn't we take the Access-Protocol-v*, Access-Host-Name-v*, Access-Host-Port-v*, Pathname-v* and make a URL-v* out of it? I don't see why Pathname-v* shouldn't be required with naming scheme 2? Why is Format-v* the _Formats_ in which the object is available and not the _Format_. Shouldn't there be a seperate *-v* entry for each Format/Character-Set/Revision-Date/etc. ?? Title tag: I'd like to propose to keep this a one liner, which could be used to generate such little neat 00index.txt files you can find in a lot of msdos archives (this may bot be applicable for DOCUMENT templates). What is the Source tag used for? Shouldn't we assign a specific URL-v* or Access-*-v*, however, to a place where usually the newest copy of the data is to be found (maybe reserve -v0 for this?) I am still missing a way to specify that the data has been made available via USENET News. USENET News have volume/issue and archive-name information (at least the moderated sources groups). Couldn't we include this? I have locally used the following: X-Posting-Id: comp.sources.games: v13i013 - xsokoban2/part01, 10 Jan 1992, comp.sources.games: v13i014 - xsokoban2/part02, 10 Jan 1992, comp.sources.games: v13i015 - xsokoban2/part03, 10 Jan 1992 this is: newsgroup[,newsgroup]": v"volume:2issue:3" - "archive-name", "post-date As we are automatically archiving these packages in compressed tar files this information is essential to find packages given a volume/issue or archive-name information. I would also like propose that these entries never get deleted, even if they are old. This would allow users to find newer version even though he has a old reference. That's for now ... more later :-) I will push the folks here to start converting our AFA files - which are still in draftII format - to the new format, as soon the above topics are discussed. We currently have about 730 AFA files (currently ending in .idx). Most of them are searchable with via gopher://gopher.informatik.tu-muenchen.de:70/77/.wais-db/ftp-index However, the information is not completely uptodate, as we have restructured our archive. Good night \Maex -- ______________________________________________________________________________ Markus Stumpf Markus.Stumpf@Informatik.TU-Muenchen.DE
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