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   Re: In Search of XML Interoperability: XLink + XML Schema = Interoperabi

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  • From: "KenNorth" <KenNorth@email.msn.com>
  • To: "David Wang" <dwang@mitre.org>, "xml-dev" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 19:03:58 -0800

David Wang said:

> Recall that XML Interoperability was defined as "the ability of an
> application to make effective use of an XML document that it receives"
> perhaps:
> XLink(modified) + XML Schema =? XML Interoperability.
> There ought to be a way to describe the following notions:
> - "Schema_1:SSN is equivalent to Schema_2:Social_Security_#"

Roger Costello said:
> > Similarly, if an application receives an XML document that contains new,
> > elements/attributes then it may be able to still make use of them (the
> > unfamiliar elements/attributes) if it can relate them to
elements/attributes that it knows about.

Isn't solving the interoperability problem what ISO/IEC 11179 (international
standard for metadata registries) is all about?

ISO/IEC 11179  - Specification and Standardization of Data Elements.
 draft ISO/IEC 11179-1 - Framework for the Specification and Standardization
of Data Elements
draft  ISO/IEC 11179-2 - Classification for Data Elements
draft  ISO/IEC 11179-3  - Basic Attributes of Data Elements
draft  ISO/IEC 11179-4 - Rules and Guidelines for the Formulation of Data
draft  ISO/IEC 11179-5 - Naming and Identification Principles for Data
draft  ISO/IEC 11179-6 - Registration of Data Elements

Implementations of ISO/IEC 11179 metadata repositories
- Environmental Data Registry (EDR), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- National Health Information Knowledgebase (NHIK), Australian Institute of
Health and Welfare
- United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK)
- Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), Dept. of Transportation's ITS
registry standards
- Basic Semantic Repository (BSR) for electronic data interchange (EDI)

Here is the the ISO/IEC Web site for the group working on the data
interchange standard

and the Metadata Working Group site

Did anyone from XML-land (W3C, Oasis, ebXML, BizTalk) go to the recent Open
Forum on Metadata Registries (January 17-20)?

================== Ken North =============================
See you at Java Developer Conference (London, March 13-15, 2000)
XML One (Austin, March 29-31, 2000) www.xmlconference.com

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