PWG> Posted revised PWG Namespace Policy (12 Jan 2006)

PWG> Posted revised PWG Namespace Policy (12 Jan 2006)

PWG> Posted revised PWG Namespace Policy (12 Jan 2006)

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Thu Jan 12 17:18:33 EST 2006


Hi,                                           Thursday (12 January 2006)

[Background - The Counter MIB has been adopted by PWG Formal Approval to
become a PWG Informational specification.  Publication will require a
new standard file prefix (since obviously neither of the current info
prefixes 'req' or 'bp' would apply).]


I have just posted a revised PWG Namespace Policy in the directory:

    ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/general/process/

in the file:

    pwg-namespace-policy-20060112.txt

This update should be approved over the PWG mailing list to avoid delay.
After approval by PWG Steering Committee, this document should be copied
to the durable URI (inside the document) in '.../informational.

Cheers,
- Ira (editor of PWG Namespace Policy)


Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com
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Change Log for current 12 January 2006 version:

(0) Corrected several typos in ABNF and examples.

(1) Added explicit rules about needed approvals for standards-track,
    informational, charter, etc.

(2) Corrected examples of errata lifecycle and names.

(3) Corrected ABNF for errata and charter names during development by
    adding a special 'infix' element and deleting erroneous 'err' prefix
    from 'draftpfx' element (it's correctly an 'infix' as now shown).

(4) Added (very loose) ABNF for names of slides.

(5) Corrected comments on standard-track specifications to show that
    both MUST and SHOULD are appropriate.

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Change Log for previous 5 December 2005 version:

(0) Corrected several typos in ABNF and examples.

(1) Added example of technical brief for BOF _before_ creation of WG.

(2) Added several file suffixes to 'ext' element in ABNF (for JPEG,
    WSDL, SNMP MIB, etc.).

(3) Separated 'ch' prefix to 'chartpfx' from 'infopfx' element in ABNF
    (to follow recent IPP WG usage).

(4) Corrected example of WG charter development and target directory
    (to follow recent IPP WG usage) - charter is drafted in '.../wg/wd'
    and archived (after Formal Approval) in '.../wg/charter'.

(5) Separated 'err' prefix to 'erratapfx' from 'stdpfx' element in ABNF
    (per example in PWG Process/2.0).

(6) Corrected example of ABC errata development and target directory
    (per example in PWG Process/2.0) - errata are drafted in '.../wg/wd'
    and archived (after Call For Objections) in '.../errata'.

(7) Added new 'info' prefix to 'infopfx' element in ABNF.

(8) Added new example of development of a protocol to Informational (no
    prototype blocks Candidate Standard status).

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