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  • From: "Matthew Gertner" <matthew@praxis.cz>
  • To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 12:15:18 +0100

Title: RE: XML Standards Organizations

David Megginson wrote:
> > I am putting together a list of groups involved in XML
> > standardization for our website. I got all the obvious ones (W3C,
> > OASIS, ISO) as well as public mailing lists that I know are involved
> > in creating standards (XML-Dev and SML-Dev), but I'm sure there are
> > many others that didn't occur to me. I'd be very appreciative if
> > those more knowledgeable than me in this area could let me know whom
> > I've forgotten. Note that this concerns horizontal standardization
> > and not the industry-specific flavor (hopefully keeping the size of
> > the list below the thousands...).
> That's a rather fuzzy line, though -- many initiatives are
> cross-industry.  For example, you may or may not want to include stuff
> like XMI (from the OMG), X3D (from the Web3D consortium), and WML
> (from the WAP forum).

Thanks David and all who answered off the list. I agree that the distinction between horizontal and vertical standards efforts is pretty fuzzy, so I took a more-or-less maximalist approach. Luckily no one sent me a link to LWPCHFML (Left-Wing Polish Catholic Hog Farmers' Markup Language) or the like so I didn't have to do too much pruning...

I was surprised that I couldn't find an existing directory of this type, so perhaps this will turn out to be a useful resource for some and not just page-filler for my new rant. Anyway, we are doing the last edits on the site now so I'll post the address when it goes online.


PS: For some reason I can't connect to the OMG site, so if someone can send me the right link for XMI I'll add it to the list.


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