In addition, Web Collections can be expressed inside HTML documents or on their own. Some of the anticipated applications of Web Collections include Web Maps, HTML Email Threading, PIM functions, scheduling, content labeling, and distributed authoring." ["work in progress"] Netscape Communications announced a new proposed XML application.
"Extensible Markup Language, abbreviated XML, describes a class of data objects called XML documents and partially describes the behavior of computer programs which process them.This specification describes the required behavior of an XML processor in terms of how it must read XML data and the information it must provide to the application." [adapted from the Proposal] Valid XML documents are designed to be valid SGML documents, but XML documents have additional restrictions. Several other W3C specifications are also critical to the understanding and implementation of XML as it is currently used. Editors: Tim Bray (Textuality and Netscape), Jean Paoli (Microsoft), and C. Sperberg-Mc Queen (University of Illinois at Chicago). Obviously, many of these application areas provide exemplary models, having unquestioned integrity and high quality.The W3C XML WG has published a technical NOTE providing a "detailed comparison of the additional restrictions that XML places on documents beyond those of SGML": see for the details. (XML Co-editor); Dan Connolly, W3C; Steve De Rose, INSO; Dave Hollander, HP; Eliot Kimber, Highland; Eve Maler, Arbor Text; Tom Magliery, NCSA; Murray Maloney, Muzmo and Grif; Makoto Murata, Fuji Xerox Information Systems; Joel Nava, Adobe; Peter Sharpe, Soft Quad; John Tigue, Data Channel." Historically: The W3C SGML Editorial Review Board, as of November 5, 1996, had the following members: Jon Bosak, Sun ([email protected]), chair; Tim Bray, Textuality ([email protected]), editor; James Clark ([email protected]), technical lead; Dan Connolly ([email protected]), W3C contact; Steve De Rose, EBT ([email protected]), editor; Dave Hollander, HP ([email protected]); Eliot Kimber, Passage Systems ([email protected]); Tom Magliery, NCSA ([email protected]); Eve Maler, Arbor Text ([email protected]); Jean Paoli, Microsoft ([email protected]); Peter Sharpe, Soft Quad ([email protected]); C. These specifications are being developed by various working groups, sometimes as part of activity outside the sphere of the XML Activity. Some already play a vital role in profitable commercial enterprise.It is also expected to find use in certain metadata applications.XML is fully internationalized for both European and Asian languages, with all conforming processors required to support the Unicode character set in both its UTF-8 and UTF-16 encodings. Abstract: "The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a subset of SGML that is completely described in this document.The NOTE also includes an SGML declaration which describes the constraints of XML applicable to an SGML parser. It is also to be expected that some early XML/XLink/XSL applications may be merely demonstrations, toys, proof-of-concept applications; still others might be naive or ill conceived.[local archive copy] [This paragraph is superseded by the technical NOTE 'NOTE-sgml-xml' referenced immediately above.] Features in SGML but not in XML include [as of November 5, 1996]: "Tag omission; The CONCUR, LINK, DATATAG, and SHORTREF features; The "&" connector in content models; Inclusions and exclusions in content models; CURRENT, CONREF, NAME, NAMES, NUMBER, NUMBERS, NUTOKEN, and NUTOKENS declarations for attributes; The NET construct; Abstract syntax; Capacities and quantities; Comments appearing within other markup declarations; Public Identifiers; Omission of quotes on attribute values." For a more recent/complete comparison of features, see the relevant section in the language specification, or "What else has changed between SGML and XML? As of December 1997, the current and former members of the XML WG are: "Jon Bosak, Sun (Chair); James Clark (Technical Lead); Tim Bray, Textuality and Netscape (XML Co-editor); Jean Paoli, Microsoft (XML Co-editor); C. It may be necessary to regard some of these ideas 'in draft' like some of the specifications documents themselves. [June 30, 1999] A 'TEI Lite DTD in XML' was made available from the TEI Web site.The good news is this: Net users are seeing clearly that a fixed tag set (like HTML) is not the solution. See the references for TEI - the XML version in a separate document, and the section 'Academic Applications' for background on the SGML version of the TEI DTD."My Netscape Network (MNN) is a free Netcenter service that lets you create your own My Netscape channel.A software module called an XML processor is used to read XML documents and provide access to their content and structure. Edited by Tim Bray (Textuality and Netscape), Jean Paoli (Microsoft), C. Sperberg-Mc Queen (University of Illinois at Chicago and Text Encoding Initiative), and Eve Maler (Sun Microsystems, Inc. The XML applications and announced industry initiatives listed below have not been evaluated according to any serious criteria for quality and genuineness.It is assumed that an XML processor is doing its work on behalf of another module, called the application. is the principal document governing the XML standard. Since the various specifications documents for XML/XLink/XSL are still in some flux, it would often be unfair or difficult to make such a judgment.