Re: XML ballot format

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Sun Nov 23 2003 - 19:18:48 CST

Chris,

It's very late in the demo development cycle to be having this discussion.
Can we revisit this after the demo when we start on the production system?
Having said that, it's fine with me if it's fine with David, Jan, and Anand.
Although, if there are changes, I think all should agree by tomorrow.

But it's not a slam dunk in any case. Your "scope" attribute has limited
value and is problematic. Election districts aren't simply statewide,
nationwide, or countywide. Districts for various offices may cover multiple
counties and/or parts of counties. This is messy.

The problem here is that there are quite a few more things to consider and
we probably don't have time to go over them all and reach agreement soon
enough. Furthermore, the final form for production needs to be reviewed by
elections experts. Doug Jones might qualify but I suspect Doug might even
want to get futher reviews done. Then there's OASIS. We could spend a lot
more time on this.

We only need something good enough for the demo right now.

Alan D.
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