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NON-BINDING: Should we add extension points at Source & Target?

This is a non-binding ballot to measure the opinion of the TC with respect to the architectural direction we should persue with respect to namespace extensions at Source & Target. The result of this ballot will define the direction taken by subcommittees and canonical guide work-in-progress.

We've had discussions in the past regarding providing extension points at source and target, and rejected the proposal because it would complicate interoperability (ie., virtually any type of data could be added to source & target). However, recent discussions on HTML restypes/ctype values and segmentation highlight the significant advantages this option provides, especialy in validation of inline tags. The alternative solution to addressing these requirements would likely require additions or changes to the XLIFF core spec.

The options are: 1/ provide unconstrained namespace extension at Source and Target, 2/ provide extensions at Source & Target only for specific "approved" namespaces (ie., html, xhtml, etc.), or 3/ do not provide any extensions at Source and Target (ie., keep things as they are, perhaps modifying the spec in more limited ways). 4/ No opinion.

The ballot will close at the start of the next TC meeting Tuesday 20 July at 4pmGMT.

 [ ]  Add unconstrained namespace extension points
 [ ]  Add contrained namespace extensions points
 [ ]  No extension points
 [ ]  No opinion
Opening:   Friday, 16 July 2004 @ 06:00 am UTC
Closing:   Tuesday, 20 July 2004 @ 04:00 pm UTC
Group:   OASIS XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF) TC
Ballot has closed.

Voting Details

Voting Summary

Options with highest number of votes are bold

Option # Votes % of Total
Add unconstrained namespace extension points 6 55%
Add contrained namespace extensions points 5 45%
No extension points 0 0%
No opinion 0 0%
Eligible members who have voted: 11 of 17 65%
Eligible members who have abstained: 0 of 17 0%
Eligible members who have not voted: 6 of 17 35%

Voting Details

Voter Company VoteReference Document and/or Comment
Peter Reynolds
Bowne Global Solutions
Add unconstrained namespace extension points
 
Mark Levins
IBM
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Eiju Akahane
IBM
Add contrained namespace extensions points
 
Shigemichi Yazawa
Individual
--
 
Yves Savourel
Individual
--
 
Florian Sachse
Individual
--
 
Doug Domeny
Individual
Add unconstrained namespace extension points
 
Andrzej Zydron
Individual
Add unconstrained namespace extension points
 
Bryan Schnabel
Individual
Add unconstrained namespace extension points
Reinhard Schaler
Limerick Localisation Research Centre
--
 
Gerard Cattin des Bois
Microsoft Corporation
Add unconstrained namespace extension points
Milan Karasek
Moravia IT
--
 
John Reid
Novell
Add contrained namespace extensions points
Mat Lovatt
Oracle
Add contrained namespace extensions points
 
Christian Lieske
SAP
Add unconstrained namespace extension points
 
David Pooley
SDL International
Add contrained namespace extensions points
Magnus Martikainen
TRADOS Inc.
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