OASIS announcement of User Interface Markup Language discussion list
Subject: OASIS announcement of User Interface Markup Language discussion list From: "Karl F. Best" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 12:35:32 -0400
Upon the request by eligible participants I have created an OASIS Discussion List whose purpose is to discuss the creation of an OASIS Technical Committee. Discussion on the list will begin in seven days to give all interested parties a chance to subscribe, and the list and its archive will be deleted after 90 days. The list is email@example.com The proposal for the formation of the list is below. In order to participate in the discussions on these topics you should subscribe to the discussion list using the subscription form at http://lists.oasis-open.org/ob/adm.pl or by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "subscribe" as the body of the message. OASIS membership is not required in order to subscribe to this list. If you do not wish to subscribe but wish to view the discussion you may view the list archives at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ </karl> ================================================================= Karl F. Best OASIS - Director, Technical Operations +1 978.667.5115 x206 email@example.com http://www.oasis-open.org 1. Name of the Discussion List The User Interface Markup Language (UIML) TC Formation 2. Preliminary Statement of Scope The scope of the Technical Committee we intend to form focuses on the examination and standardization of the User Interface Markup Language (UIML) for use in building user interfaces for e-business applications. UIML is a declarative, XML-compliant, and device independent meta-language for describing user interfaces (UIs). The design objective of UIML is to provide a vendor-neutral, canonical representation of any UI suitable for mapping to existing languages (e.g HTML, WML, VoiceXML, Palm API, Java, Python, etc.), thus making it possible to reduce the work needed to deploy UIs to multiple platforms and devices. UIML is being proposed now for standardization because a variety of organizations have experience implementing the language for use with different target devices. UIML is ideal for application developers wishing to deploy a consistent UI to multiple platforms and devices while maintaining a richness of interaction not found in other 'lowest common denominator' multi-platform tools. Examples of possible applications include e-commerce applications, automobile navigation systems, and ubiquitous delivery information systems (information systems accessible anywhere, anytime, from the device on hand). The UIML specifications (currently in version 3) have been used to design for a variety of devices, ensuring that the concepts in the language are sound and that the language is suited to real-world applications. Already individuals and organizations have created implementations based on the various versions of the UIML specification. One difficulty these implementers have faced is a lack of uniformity in the language and many have expressed interest in establishing a standard and guidelines for confirming that an implementation meets the uniform standard. This technical committee will provide the catalyst needed to achieve unity in the language and encourage open implementation of the resulting specification. 3. Three members proposing this discussion list James Helms firstname.lastname@example.org Individual Membership Marc Abrams email@example.com Individual Membership Didier Courtaud Didier.Courtaud@cea.fr Aristote Association, OASIS Contributor 4. Discussion List Leader James Helms Source: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200207/msg00003.html
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