The ABCs of XML:
The Librarian's Guide to the eXtensible Markup Language

by Norman Desmarais


UPDATES

August 6, 2001

Using the emerging standard of VoiceXML an exchange of information between human and a computer is becoming like a real conversation. Read an article by Steve Chambers at http://www.nwfusion.com/news/tech/2001/0730tech.html.

May 3, 2001

The World Wide Web Consortium has released XML Schema as a W3C Recommendation. For further information go to http://www.w3.org/2001/05/xml-schema-pressrelease.html.

March 26, 2002

World Wide Web Consortium issued Canonical XML 1.0 that provides foundation for digital signatures as a W3C recommendation. For further information, go to http://www.w3.org/2001/03/c14n-pressrelease.html.

January 12, 2001

A new book by Benoit Marchal entitled Applied XML Solutions provides helpful information in applying XML to a variety of real-world situation. Go to http://www.webdevelopersjournal.com/articles/xml_syndication.html for more information about this book.

September 15, 2000

A piece of software from XML Solutions can translate, in either direction, any version of EDI to any version of XML. For more information, go to http://www.infoworld.com/cgi-bin/deleteframe.pl?story=/articles/hn/xml/00/09/04/000904hntranslator.xml.

July 21, 2000

Read "It's independence day for XML" and "IBM pumps up XML for B2B" Both appeared in eWeek and their web addresses are: http://www.zdnet.com/pcweek/stories/news/0,4153,2433302,00.html and http://www.zdnet.com/pcweek/stories/news/0,4153,2433301,00.html respectively.

April 27, 2000

A project team led by Dick R. Miller of Stanford Medical Center has undertaken a project that they named MEDLANE for restructuring serial, circulation and traditional bibliographic data for deployment in changing digital environments. Visit xmlmarc.stanford.edu for the recent update of this project.