[February 21, 2001] Note from the Structured Methods web site: "For current information on efforts to develop standardized XML vocabularies for recruiting and other human resource functions, please visit http://www.hr-xml.org, home of the HR-XML Consortium. Structured Methods is one of the Consortium's founding members. For information on how to join the Consortium, request a copy of the Consortium's membership prospectus. Structured Methods has worked with the Consortium to develop three provisional schemas, one for job postings, one for job candidate information, and one for resumes. The schemas are available for download in DTD and Microsoft BizTalk-compatiable formats."
[June 18, 1999] "Structured Methods has developed Human Resource Management Markup Language (HRMML), an XML-based markup language for job postings, job descriptions, and resumes. HRMML currently is described in two draft Document Type Definitions (DTDs), one for resumes and one for job postings. The two DTDs have many common elements, which are contained in shared modules."
"HRMML was developed to be broadly applicable to the needs of employers, recruiters, recruiting data aggregators, and Internet job sites. Whether and how specific elements are used will depend on the requirements of the particular implementation. Many organizations will be able to implement a selective profile from the broader DTD and still be able to exchange a core set of data with organizations using a different profile."
HRMML 'resume.dtd'. Version 0.991. June 16, 1999. "This 'resume.dtd' is one of the DTDs that define Human Resource Management Markup Language. This DTD describes markup for resumes. A second resume, jobpost.dtd describes markup for job postings. The DTDs originally were develop as part of a single DTD, which was split principally to simplify and rationalize text-level elements. The two DTDs (resume.dtd and jobpost.dtd) share common modules. A parameter entity called SpecialMod (see below) includes the text-level elements that are exclusive to the each DTD. SpecialMod, which is defined differently for each DTD, is referenced within commonmod, a module used by both DTDs for a variety of common and miscellaneous data structures."
HRMML 'jobpost.dtd'. Version 0.991. June 16, 1999. "This 'jobpost.dtd' is one of the DTDs that define Human Resource Management Markup Language. This DTD describes markup for job postings. A second DTD, resume.dtd, describes markup for resumes. Additional DTDs are planned for this series. The next in the series will be a DTD for human resource policies..."
See also: XML-HR Initiative - Human Resources