UTS #35 Splitting

Strawman here for discussion.

1. Divide up the spec by functional lines:

    • Dates and Times

    • Numbers & Currencies

    • Collation

    • ...

    • Misc.

    • Other supplemental data

    • Supplemental metadata

Important features

    • Collaboration

    • Many authors

    • Cheap tools, accessible to everyone

    • Easy to edit.

    • Must be able to snapshot.

    • Stylesheets (or equivalent mechanisms) are critical.

    • ...

2. Options.

1. Use HTML, but break into Part1, Part2, .... Still have to muck with tagging; non-WYSIWYG editing.

2. Eric strongly recommends docbook (see http://wiki.docbook.org/topic/DocBookAuthoringTools).

3. Ask Richard Ishida about how W3C documents work. [Mark]

4. Use Sites for the subdocuments. We've done this in ICU, and it makes it easier to edit, and thus easier to add new material.

The release would consist of taking a snapshot of the site, copying to different number (eg ldmlspec2.1)

4.1. There is a rough prototype:

4.2. Discussion

      1. Mark to look at whether we can make a copy for a snapshot of a version. DONE (easy to do)

      2. Advantages:

        1. any of us can edit easily

      3. Disadvantages:

        1. Numbering couldn't be within chapter (eg Chapter 2 section 1 would be 1.)

          1. Could only approximate the TR format.

          2. CSS doesn't yet work.