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   Re: Megginson and XMLNews

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 18:23:54 -0400 (EDT)

Chris Lilley writes:

 > Walter Underwood wrote:
 > > Why <lang> instead of an xml:lang attribute?

(And many other very good questions.)  I will look into the mismatch
in the ISO 8601 profile; otherwise, however, XMLNews-Story is designed
to be subset-compatible with the XML version of NITF.

Many people -- mostly leading technical specialists in the news
industry -- have put a lot of careful work into NITF (née UTF) over
coming on a decade now, and we didn't see any good reason to split the
market by introducing a competing format; instead, XMLNews provides a
document type that is fully subset-compatible with a specific version
of NITF, an alternative method for metadata exchange (piggybacking on
RDF and Namespaces) that will work with non-XML news objects as well
as textual news stories, and a lot of freely-redistributable
documentation (the XMLNews site even includes a blanket permission
statement for publishers -- I think that all of the free-software
writers on this list have occasionally grown tired of signing release

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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