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XML.org maintains an "XML in Vertical Industries list  that you might
find helpful. Under "Food Services" (the only pertinent choice - no
"Restaurant" choice) there are RecipeML*  and a few more. Not much,
but perhaps something to start with.
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
*Formerly known as "Document Encoding and Structuring Specification for
Electronic Recipe Transfer (DESSERT)" - YUMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!
> Samuel Dorfman wrote:
> I am new to this list and I joined to ask this question
> which I hope is appropriate for the XML-DEV list.
> I am beginning to develop a restaurant menu web page.
> I was originally going to use my own flat file database
> but when I borrowed a sample menu I concluded that
> a real life menu is too complex to handle efficiently
> with a flat file.(too many special cases)
> XML has become my logical choice.
> Since I don't wish to reinvent the wheel,
> I am asking the following question:
> Does anyone know of any non-proprietary XML
> DTDs or Schemas for the Restaurant Industry?
> Or will I be a pioneer in this field?
> Samuel Dorfman
> Web Programming & Design
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