[tdwg-tapir] Updates and plans

Wouter Addink wouter at eti.uva.nl
Fri Sep 19 12:36:13 CEST 2008

Hi Renato,
the standards track will take about three months, so you are right that it
is too short before the TDWG meeting to get it through the procedure. On
the other hand, if you submit it now you may get some feedback from peer
reviewers before the meeting and could discuss that during TDWG. But since
a lot of people including reviewers will be busy with preparations for the
meeting, I'll support your option to wait a little.


> Dear all,
> I finally managed to update the TAPIR specification to reflect the last
> issues discussed in this mailing list:
> http://www.tdwg.org/dav/subgroups/tapir/1.0/docs/TAPIRSpecification_2008-09-18.html
> I also updated the network builders' guide to include references to the
> new resources (TapirTester and TapirBuilder) and to recommend the new CNS
> encoding in XML instead of the old text file:
> http://www.tdwg.org/dav/subgroups/tapir/1.0/docs/TAPIRNetworkBuildersGuide_2008-09-18.html
> The official links are already redirecting to these documents.
> I think it's time to consider submitting TAPIR to the TDWG standards
> track, but my feeling is that we should first wait for the annual meeting
> since we're close to it anyway. There's no subgroup meeting planned for
> TAPIR this year, but the TDWG annual meeting is always an opportunity for
> most people here to interact and to see if there are any specific
> improvements we should still make in the protocol.
> I've been taking notes of additional changes that we could possibly make
> before finishing version 1.0. I'll try to organize this in the Wiki during
> the next days and I'll give you the link. We can then revise the list of
> possible changes and decide together what we should do.
> Please let me know if you have any ideas about this. I think we should
> definitely finish TAPIR 1.0 this year and try to make it a TDWG standard.
> Best Regards,
> --
> Renato
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