[January 05, 1999] A new XML initiative within the news industry in early 1999 is MOX-X. MOS-X (Media Object Server - XML), still in the early proposal stage, is a vendor independent protocol which "provides a simple method for the interchange of data between a Media Object Server and a Newsroom Computer System (NCS). A Media Object Server is assumed to be a video server, audio server, or still store. A Media Object Server (MOS) provides media object metadata to a Newsroom Computer System (NCS). An NCS is expected to save this media object metadata in its local format to enable NCS users to search the metadata and link media objects to stories in running orders. A Newsroom Computer System provides running order information to a Media Object Server so that a MOS can playback the media objects in the sequence selected by users on an NCS. Each MOS-X document [in XML format] is allowed to contain one and only one MOS message. Both the NCS and MOS can originate messages. The originating system must wait for a response after sending each message. Timeout on non-response should reset connection to a start up state to allow reconnection. MOS protocol is supported and developed through cooperative collaboration among broadcast equipment vendors, software vendors and end users. . .
"Our goal is to develop and implement a common communication protocol that will allow cost-effective integration of diverse NCS and MOS equipment. MOS-X is an application of the Extensible Markup Language (XML), an international standard for describing document content structure. XML is a simple, flexible text format based on SGML (ISO 8879)." [Based upon information in a communique from John Chapman (Avid Technology, Inc.)]
See also: Newspaper Association of America (NAA) - Classified Ads Format - International Press Telecommunications Council (ITPC) NITF in XML format
See also: News Industry Text Format (NITF) in XML