[auscope-geosciml] [SVN] Marcus Sen changed the GeoSciML subversion repository [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Sen, Marcus A. mase at bgs.ac.uk
Wed Jun 15 04:23:38 EDT 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: auscope-geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au [mailto:auscope-
> geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au] On Behalf Of
> Oliver.Raymond at ga.gov.au
> Sent: 14 June 2011 23:28

> But the instance docs (and presumably the schematron docs) made for rc2
> won’t validate with the rc3 schemas, so we need to keep the rc number
> in the pathname so that it is clear which instance docs go with which
> rc version of the schemas.

In an earlier email...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: auscope-geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au [mailto:auscope-
> geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au] On Behalf Of Sen, Marcus A.
> Sent: 25 May 2011 10:43
> To: auscope-geosciml at lists.arcs.org.au
> Subject: Re: [auscope-geosciml] GeoSciML v3 (release candidate 3) ready
> for FullMoon processing [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
> As we are about to have a new release candidate can I suggest renaming
> the instance documents and schematron directory from
> https://www.seegrid.csiro.au/subversion/GeoSciML/branches/3.0.0_rc2
> to
> https://www.seegrid.csiro.au/subversion/GeoSciML/branches/3.0.0
> and that contributors start trying to update their instances to RC3
> when the Schema becomes available. I guess that whoever is maintaining
> http://schemas.geosciml.org/
> will replace the rc2 schemas there with the rc3 ones when they come out.
> (Who is it?) Then any instances valid against rc2 will no longer
> validate (unless using catalogues to redirect
> http://schemas.geosciml.org/ locations). They will need to be fixed. I
> don't think there is any need to keep rc2 instances around is there?
> I'll go ahead with the rename if no-one objects.
> Marcus

No-one did, so I did :-)

I think my reasoning above is still correct. We should update all instance documents to work with the latest rc we have when we can and then to work with the final release version when that is released. We don't want to keep around instance docs for old rc's. Creating instance documents to conform to each Schema version trails behind the Schema release anyway, they don't all validate against RC2 currently (BRGM instance doesn't using oXygen, most of them don't using XML Spy). We want people to be able to put incomplete instances, not just finished ones, in the directory so they can be discussed. They may or may not have been made to validate by the time we release rc3, at that stage we don't need an rc2 directory of instances in various stages of having been made valid and complete wrt to rc2, we should work on updating them all to rc3.

The directory naming isn't entirely satisfactory at the moment as some are used for Schemas, some for instances etc. but we can discuss changes to the general structure at Edinburgh.


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