PWG> PWG Process update [comment on file naming scheme]

PWG> PWG Process update [comment on file naming scheme]

PWG> PWG Process update [comment on file naming scheme]

Hastings, Tom N hastings at cp10.es.xerox.com
Mon Mar 3 14:37:30 EST 2003


Harry,
 
Its good to get the filenaming scheme into the process document.
 
ISSUE 01: There is confusion as to what the "XYZ", "xyz", and "/ps/" in the
file name table means.  Which are something that varies with WG and/or
specification and which are "constants"?  So the Table needs some
explanation.  
 
For example, some have interpreted the XYZ to be the acronym for the WG,
such as SM or PSI.  If so, then the current proposal has a flaw:  It only
works for a WG that is producing a single specification.
 
The PWG process document URL current pattern is:
 
ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ps/wd/
<ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ps/wd/wd-xyz10-20020115.doc>
wd-xyz10-20020115.doc
 
ISSUE 02: I assumed that /ps/ was the example for the PSI WG, rather than
being a constant for all WGs, such as "Proposed Standards", right?
 
Howver, for IPP where we have produced 32 different documents, we need to be
able to put something into the file name to distinguish each document.  Also
I think that a WG should have more freedom to have separate sub-directories
for separate Working Draft specifications, still under the /wd/
sub-directory for all WDs for that WG.
 
For example, for the IPP Document Object Working Draft, I'd like its URL to
be:
 
ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ipp/new_DOC/wd-ipp-document-object-v
<ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ipp/new_DOC/wd-ipp-document-object-v07-20030301.d
oc> 07-20030301.doc, .pdf, .htm
 
rather than:
 
ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ipp/wd/wd-ipp
<ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ipp/wd/wd-ipp07-20030301.doc> 07-20030301.doc,
.pdf, .htm
 
And perhaps better than /new_ABC/ sub-directories like we currently do, have
all of the sub-directories that hold Working Drafts under /wd/ with further
sub-directories for each individual specification /wd/abc/ (all lower case
and without the "new_" prefix so we'd have for the Document Object and
Actual Attributes specifications:
 
ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ipp/wd/doc/wd-ipp-document-object-v
<ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ipp/wd/doc/wd-ipp-document-object-v07-20030301.do
c> 07-20030301.doc, .pdf, .htm
ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ipp/wd/act/wd-ipp-actual-attrs-v04-030131.doc
<ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ipp/wd/act/wd-ipp-actual-attrs-v04-030131.doc> ,
.pdf, .htm
 
ISSUE 03: Add "-v" before the version number.  I want the version number to
collate ahead of the date but after the rest of the file name.  This is
because editors often make several edits before publishing an updated
version (incremented by 1).  I also like taking up two more position to
include the "-v" to help make it clear that the magic number is a version
number and not something else.
 
So for the Semantic Model WG and its Semantic Model specification, we have
something like:
 
ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/sm/wd/wd-semantic-model-
<ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/sm/wd/wd-semantic-model-v020-20030130>
v020-20030130
 
Tom
 
 -----Original Message-----
From: Harry Lewis [mailto:harryl at us.ibm.com]
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 21:42
To: pwg at pwg.org
Subject: PWG> PWG Process update




An update has been posted. Thanks to Dennis for adding some corrections,
observations and pointing out some issues (yellow). We've also added a
diagram like we had in the old process. Hope it is helpful. 
 <ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/general/process/pwg-process20-20030221.doc>
ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/general/process/pwg-process20-20030221.doc 
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Harry Lewis 
IBM Printing Systems 
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