Request for reviewers

Steve Slevinski slevin at SIGNPUDDLE.NET
Mon Oct 22 17:02:36 UTC 2012

Hi SignWriting List,

In two weeks time, I am going to submit my latest Internet Draft to the 
IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force).  Each submission is valid for 
6-months.  Over the process of 1 to 2 years, the review of this I-D will 
help cement the standard for completeness and accuracy.  When this 
process is finished, the work will be published as an RFC: request for 
comment.  It will represent a standard that anyone can implement on the 
internet without royalty or IP related issues.

The RFC will be an authoritative standard document that is stable and 
can be referenced for programming or academics.  The RFC process should 
coincide with my completion of the SignPuddle Standard for SignWriting 
Text infrastructure.

The SignWriting Image Server is ready with a prerelease candidate.

I have SWIS installed on Wikimedia Labs for any and all Wikipedia projects

I have SWIS installed on SignBank for SignPuddle Online and for the 
general public.

I'm hard at work on the Image Client.

I was recently reminded that the old SignMaker and SignText have browser 
issues and other issues of inconvenience.  I know this to be true.  It's 
next on my list.  At 50% operational, the infrastructure is a bit clunky 
in parts.  The instability before 2012, caused massive rework that was 
unavoidable and often wasted.

Before 2012, I could not have built the editors of tomorrow because I 
didn't have a complete vision or a stable encoding.  The new user 
interface experience is currently being built using the specification 
contained in draft-slevinski-signwriting-text.

For the IETF process, I will need 2 types of reviewers: general and 
qualified.  Anyone can be a general reviewer.  Read through, request 
clarification or expansion, find inconsistencies and errors, suggest 
sections that can be added or removed.

This is an open request to anyone on the SignWriting List or the 
Internet in general.  Please consider reviewing my document over the 
next year or two.  As I start the IETF process, I will know more 
specifics about the role of the reviewers and the qualifications required.

Here are the prerelease links,


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