Subject: Fwd: Request for addition of RELAX Core
Klaus, I know the Japanese have thrown their weight behind RELAX, but having looked at this for many months - I'm convinced that the way forward is the GUIDE approach - in the eBusiness context that we are focused on. Both RELAX and GUIDE teach us things about W3C Schema. The trick here is to learn, assimulate, and build the better mouse trap. I am working on GUIDE V2.0 in this context (yeah - I messed up trying to do too much in V1.0 and confusing the heck out of everyone - zigzagging as you constantly remind me!). Now I'm focused on ebXML metamodel, W3C Schema (the easy bits!) and ebXML Registry information model. GUIDE V2 is needed to provide the roadmap to all this, and ebXML now 'owns' GUIDE so that's really cool. I will try my darndest to incorporate aspects of RELAX into this new release, particularly to ensure we have the multilingual side covered. I've done some email with Murato, but it will probably really help to do a f2f in Tokyo. BTW - I've not asked if we can schedule some time on GUIDE yet - except for BP/CC team - I did ask if they could find time to discuss during their sessions. We may also want to submit a GUIDE/RELAX extension for eBusiness to ISO as part of the RELAX submission, but I have no idea how that gets done procedurally. It for sure is going to be a busy week. Thanks, DW.
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