Press-X3H7 Call for Comment
lbarra at cbema.org
Thu Nov 17 08:59:41 PST 1994
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Accredited Standards Committee
X3, Information Technology
Doc. NO.: PR/94-065
Reply To: Lynn Barra
lbarra at cbema.org
OBJECT MODELS - REQUEST FOR COLLABORATION
Washington, D.C., November 14, 1994--Accredited Standards Committee
X3, Information Technology, is inviting interested parties to participate in
the work of technical committee X3H7, Object Information Management
and to review it working document.
X3H7 was established in 1992. The primary goal of X3H7 is to promote
consistency in the object aspects of standards developed by ANSI, ISO,
industry consortia, etc. A major activity is identifying and resolving
conflicting object models.
In this context, an "object models" is any model that includes objects
as an important element. Such models might be used for description or
construction of software systems, for analysis or design, or as the basis for
standards, languages, or tools.
Comments are invited on the "Object Model Features Matrix", developed by
X3H7. It is a representative sample of the design space of object models,
illustrating key variations in important object model characteristics. The
matrix is organized by rows denoting various object models and columns
denoting various object model features. It is organized as a text, in column
order. That is, entries are grouped by object model features.
X3H7 is not seeking product descriptions, but looking for other object
models which incorporate interesting design choices, different from those
of the models currently represented by rows in the matrix. New rows
(descriptions of additional object models) submitted according to the
columns (features) used in the current matrix will be helpful. Suggestions
for changes to the features (e.g. in order to facilitate descriptions of
features in specific models) are also welcome, as are suggestions for
changes to the presentation format of the matrix itself.
Copies of the matrix may be obtained by anonymous ftp for review.
Comments and suggestions should be submitted to the X3H7 Chairman, Mr.
Glenn Hollowell at glenn_hollowell at sematech.org or Sematech Inc., 2706
Montopolis Dr., Austin, TX 78741-6499
The document is about 90 pages. There are several formats. There is also a
hypertext version of the document, for viewing with Mosaic. See below for
1. FTP to ftp.gte.com (22.214.171.124).
2. At the name prompt, enter "anonymous".
3. At the password prompt, please enter your email address
(in the form: "username at site").
4. Then "cd pub/dom" (to change directories to "pub/dom")
5. Use the standard FTP commands, such as "get", "dir" etc.
to transfer the files you want ("dir" prints the directory,
"get X" copies file X to your site).
6. When you have finished copying the files you need, enter "quit".
The files are:
X3H7FM08.ps version 8, Postscript form
X3H7FM08.rtf version 8, RTF form [that's "zero eight"].
In later versions, 08 will change to 09 , 10 , etc.
1. Know how to use Mosaic.
2. Go to the Mosaic page:
3. Explore the hypertext.
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