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XML Wikipedia (was RE: [xml-dev] XML Database Decision Tree?)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Champion, Mike [mailto:Mike.Champion@softwareag-usa.com]
> Sent: 18 October 2001 16:57
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] XML Database Decision Tree?


> Nobody responded to my "XML Wikipedia" suggestion ... but apparently that
> process works reasonably well to foster neutral, factual, but
> useful content on controversial subjects .... it would be interesting to
> brainstorm how to summarize and archive whatever consensus emerges on a
variety of
> contentious subjects that we discuss here (schemas, namespaces, the
> APIs, etc.).

I think it's a great idea, and have obviously tried to summarise at least
of the debates that have happened here in the XML-Deviant column and
through the eclectic weblog.

While the latter is not a Wiki site, it has a discussion forum (I'm pretty
sure I
activated it), so people can post articles/summaries if they choose. Unlike
I think the only way to collaboratively work on a single document is if I
people contributing editors (standard Manila functionality), but the Wiki's
seen often seem to be discussion oriented anyway (a document, with a series
of community responses).

I've not promoted this in the past because I didn't want to draw discussion
away from here, the primary forum. But as I say, there's no reason others
post summaries there. (Note: there is a registration process, but it's very

Alternatively I can collate links to summaries elsewhere, similar to
PeterMR's XML
Jewels [1] from some time ago. Just send 'em in.



[1]. http://www.vsms.nottingham.ac.uk/vsms/xml/jewels.html

Leigh Dodds, Research Group, Ingenta | "Pluralitas non est ponenda
http://weblogs.userland.com/eclectic |    sine necessitate"
http://www.xml.com/pub/xmldeviant    |     -- William of Ockham