Subject: Re: XML
From: Len Olszewski <saslpo -at- UNX -dot- SAS -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 20:05:07 GMT

In article <110618471C31D1119A6400600828360102B4B9 -at- spidere -dot- rmtech -dot- com>, Lani
Hardage <lhardage -at- RMTECH -dot- COM> writes:
|> The XML standard is documented on the w3 website
|> (http://www.w3.irg/XML/) and has been passed on to the review and voting
|> process to become a standard.


I understand that XSL, the style sheet component of XML, is in the
proposal stage (which means W3C recognized the submission and they now
form a committee to make a recommendation, or something like that 8-).
The XLL linking portion is not even in the submission stage, and neither
is the RDF metadata segment. But there are eager experts lined up to
draft submissions and serve on committees for those areas too, I wager.

I heard XLL had been split into linking (modelled on the HyTime
standard, but simpler) and addressing (based on the TEI notion of
xpointers). But I'm geeking out here, sorry.

Lots of the people behind XML and the other related areas presented at
SGML/XML97 last week. I doubt the up-to-the-minute news made the
proceedings, though.

Hope that helps. The page will have late breaking news on
standards developments at their milestones. The trade papers (like TAG
magazine, for example) will probably keep up with the status of the work
itself. Seybold, Gilbane, and GCA will undoubtedly feature ongoing work
in their various conferences and publications.

Len O. May the farce be with you.
saslpo -at- unx -dot- sas -dot- com - Old Irish Toast, or

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