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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'>Persuant to a request made during this morning&#8217;s IAWG call, I am circulating the attached &#8216;Doc hierarchy&#8217; PPT slide set for the ignorance or edification of all.<br><br><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'>This is a very elusive document.&nbsp; I have distributed it a number of times in the past, but it always seems to disappear.&nbsp; Please remember where you put it.<br><br>It may come as a surprise to learn that there is a science behind the assignation of numbers to IAF documents, and this is explained here.&nbsp; Specifically, I suggest that you view slide #3 as a &#8216;slide show&#8217; &#8211; the animation will reveal all.<br><br>The question is, what to do with this document?&nbsp; Here are what I see as the immediate choices &#8211; you may have other ideas.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>1)<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'>Originally, this was intended to be represented on a web page &#8211; one could click on the doc and get details of it plus download it.&nbsp; Should we do that?<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>2)<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'>Leave it as it is, simply as a reminder of the hierarchy (but then, where is there a record of numbers and titles assigned?)<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>3)<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'>Update (or use as a basis for a flat tabular listing of a document&#8217;s status) to accurately reflect:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='margin-left:72.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level2 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>a.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'>Each document we have, whether released or in draft;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='margin-left:72.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level2 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>b.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'>The published status of each doc;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='margin-left:72.0pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level2 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>c.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'>The review/draft status of each doc.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'><br>3)c. seems to me to be the easiest and most useful, in either this format or as a table (which might also be more readily supported on a web page).&nbsp; Whichever solution is adopted (and assuming that it isn&#8217;t option 4) &#8211; do nothing) then I suggest that the assigned Editor for each doc be tasked to gather the current status: title, ref#, publish vn, draft vn.&nbsp; Unfortunately, it appears that I have, principally, just tasked myself.&nbsp; Oh well, tis the season of giving.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'>Suggest this be a discussion topic for one of the next couple of ARB / IAWG meetings.&nbsp; Not sure which &#8211; the Secretariat should get landed with it but the IAWG owns the majority of the docs, and this needs to be a solution which embraces both bodies.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#254061;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%'><br>Happy Christmas to all my readers, and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year.</span><br><img width=95 height=58 id="Picture_x0020_4" src="cid:image002.gif@01CEF754.B430BE90"><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#365F91'>&nbsp;</span><span style='color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;color:#2A577D'>Richard G. WILSHER<br>Founder &amp; CEO<br></span></b><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;color:#2A577D'><img width=108 height=44 id="Picture_x0020_2" src="cid:image001.jpg@01CEF753.D376AF40" alt="cid:image001.jpg@01CEC9E9.E9D38700"><br><i>1993 - Twenty years of independent operations &#8211; 2013<br><br></i>O:&nbsp; +1 714 965 99 42<br>M: +1 714 797 99 42<br>E:</span></b><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;color:#365F91'> &nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="mailto:RGW@Zygma.biz"><span style='color:blue'>RGW@Zygma.biz</span></a><br></span></b><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;color:#2A577D'>W:</span></b><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;color:#365F91'> </span></b><b><span style='font-size:6.0pt;color:#365F91'>&nbsp;</span></b><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;color:#365F91'><a href="http://www.zygma.biz/"><span style='color:blue'>www.Zygma.biz</span></a></span></b><span style='color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div></body></html>