UPD Mail Archive: RE: UPD> changes in latest version from to

UPD Mail Archive: RE: UPD> changes in latest version from to

RE: UPD> changes in latest version from today

From: Hastings, Tom N (hastings@cp10.es.xerox.com)
Date: Mon Jun 04 2001 - 17:07:58 EDT

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    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:
    http://www.pwg.org/ <http://www.pwg.org/>
    which sent me to:
    http://www.pwg.org/updf/index.html <http://www.pwg.org/updf/index.html>
    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
    click the Refresh <javascript:location.reload()> button, or try again


    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
    attached below.
    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?

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Norbert Schade [mailto:norbertschade@oaktech.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
    Norbert Schade
    Principle Software Engineer
    Host Software Group
    Oak Technology, Inc.
    10 Presidential Way
    Woburn, MA 01801
    Phone: 1-781-638-7614
    Fax: 1-781-638-7555
    email: norbertschade@oaktech.com <mailto:norbertschade@oaktech.com>

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