It took me quite a while to find out what you meant by "The UPDF version I
put to the web today"? So I'm writing this note.
First I went to the PWG web page:
which sent me to:
The Documents link goes to version 0.51, which is two years old.
Then I tried the Related Links URLs and did find the DTDs and Sample XML
files. Perhaps, they could be given more prominence on the web page or
renamed from "Related Links" to Current DTDs and Sample XML files", since
they are the focus of the work, as I understand it.
However, I'm still unable to bring up the XML files using Outlook. I get:
The XML page cannot be displayed
Cannot view XML input using style sheet. Please correct the error and then
Access is denied.
Then I looked at ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/upd/
and saw no files in that directory, but did find three folders:
Under Current_Version I found two folders:
by the dates on those files, I suspect that they are the ones that you also
However, sending out such a long list of attachments is a problem for at
least two reasons:
a. its a lot of data for the poor traveling folks who pick up email over
hotel phone lines
b. its a pain for those of us with fast connections to extract each of 15
files from our mail agents (I use Outlook).
A more user friendly approach would be to simply send out the two urls:
Also if you could also put them into a single .zip file in the parent
directory with a date in the file name, say:
and also send that URL. Then all of the files could be picked up in a
single trip. Also XML files compress by large factors with ZIP and its easy
to extract one or a bunch of files from the ZIP archive.
What do others think?
From: Norbert Schade [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 14:57
To: UPD group
Subject: UPD> changes in latest version from today
The UPDF version I put to the web today has a number of improvements.
We made the naming more consistent.
A dot is no more allowed within a name of an element or an attribute.
The dot will work as a separator when an element has to be specified by its
complete or at least partial path like
Some elements have got a prefix 'TBD_'. this indicates that the feature is
not completely solved, under construction or it is just a reminder not to
forget to work on that later. Your feedback on those features is
appreciated, but it may change or even disappear during further development.
We have split the locale identifier in the locale dtd now. There is a
language and a separate country entry now. This allows almost every
dreamable combination for the last polar bear living in the jungle.
You will find that the sample data is much more consistent now, where we
previously just threw in just something to show an entry. You may check the
'UI_String_xxx' references in name id attributes and the English locale as a
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