OASIS work (was: Re: SAX2 Namespace Support)

Jon Bosak bosak at boethius.eng.sun.com
Thu Jan 6 19:36:21 GMT 2000

I can't really track this list, but I do try to take a core sample
from time to time, and I just noticed this reference to OASIS:

[David Megginson:]

| I think that it would be wrong to use fatalError to report
| Namespace violations, but others may disagree.  I think that OASIS
| or some other body should take a stab at this problem -- we
| shouldn't wait for the W3C to solve everything.

Everyone should understand that OASIS is a grass-roots
from-the-ground-up organization.  Anyone with $250/year can join
OASIS, and any group of OASIS members can apply to start an OASIS
technical committee as long as they follow the rules.  But OASIS
isn't going to do this for you; you have to provide the
initiative.  OASIS is a People's Standards Organization(sm), and
as in all such non-profit organizations, the People have to do the

Anyone interested in forming an OASIS TC can contact me directly
for more information.


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