XML Registries and Repositories
OASIS Advises Europe on XML Registries and Repositories
XML One Features "Building the XML Backbone" by Norbert Mikula
London, England. 4-October-1999.
OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, will address representatives of the European XML community on the significance of XML registries and repositories. In a presentation at XML One Europe in Westminster, London on 6 October 1999, Norbert Mikula (DataChannel), chief technical officer of OASIS, will brief attendees on "Building the XML Backbone" and the importance of a vendor-neutral XML Registry and Repository from an applied systems design perspective.
"The need to establish an open, vendor-neutral registry and repository is critical for the industry as a whole," explained Mikula. "In London, I will discuss the mission of the OASIS XML.org Registry and Repository and how XML.org relates to other industry initiatives including Biztalk and CommerceNet's eCo."
Prior to Mikula's presentation, OASIS members from around the world will gather to discuss new Consortium technical work including the Electronic Business XML Initiative, a joint effort by OASIS and the United Nations. The OASIS Board of Directors will also convene to discuss new enhancements to XML.org.
Editor's Note: To receive a copy of Norbert Mikula's presentation, "Building the XML Backbone," contact Carol Geyer, Email: email@example.com, Tel: +1.412.963.1479.
OASIS (www.oasis-open.org) is a non-profit, international consortium dedicated solely to product-independent data and content interchange. Focusing on product interoperability, OASIS embraces the complete spectrum of structured information standards including XML, SGML and CGM. OASIS sponsors include Adobe Systems, AND-USA, Arbortext, Bentley Systems, Boeing, Chrystal Software, Corel, DataChannel, DMSi, Documentum, Dun & Bradstreet, Enigma, Extricity Software, GCA, IBM, Inso, InterCAP, Interleaf, Interwoven, ISOGEN, ITEDO, Keyfile, Larson Software, Microsoft, NextPage, NIST, Object Design, Oracle, POET Software, Reed Technology, Reuters, Sabre, SoftQuad, Software AG, STEP, Sun Microsystems, Synthbank, System Development, Wavo, Xerox, XyEnterprise and Zeh Graphics Systems.
XML.org (www.xml.org) is a self-supporting community resource designed to provide a credible source of accurate, timely information about the application of XML in industrial and commercial settings. Hosted by OASIS, the world's leading independent organization for the standardization of XML applications in electronic commerce, XML.org serves as a reference for XML vocabularies, DTDs, schemas, and namespaces. Sponsors of XML.org include: DataChannel, Documentum, Commerce One, GCA, IBM, Oracle, SAP, SoftQuad and Sun Microsystems.
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