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                      Cover Pages Newsletter
                          July 30, 2002
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OASIS to Host UDDI Project Technical Work
The Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) Project
has announced the transition of its standards work to OASIS. OASIS
will serve as the steward for the UDDI project and activities and
will continue development of the UDDI technical work in a new
technical committee. Existing UDDI Business Registries will
continue to be made available by the UDDI registry operators.

OASIS LegalXML Member Section Creates Four New Technical Committees
Four technical committees are being formed to support the standards
activity of the OASIS LegalXML Member Section, complementing work
currently underway in the Electronic Court Filing TC. Additions
include: eContracts TC, eNotarization TC, Integrated Justice TC,
and Legal Transcripts TC. The LegalXML Member Section unites legal
and technical experts in a common forum to create standards for
the electronic exchange of legal data.

Exclusive XML Canonicalization from IETF/W3C XML Signature Working
Group Becomes W3C Recommendation
The IETF/W3C 'Exclusive XML Canonicalization' specification has
become a W3C Recommendation. It works in combination with the
'XML-Signature Syntax and Processing' Recommendation, providing a
method of serializing an XML fragment into a portable and canonical
form. This functionality is critical for electronic commerce,
ensuring the integrity of documents and protocol messages that
travel between multiple XML processors.

Web3D Consortium Publishes X3D Final Working Draft
The Web3D Consortium recently announced the publication of a final
working draft for the X3D 'Extensible 3D' specification. Relevant
XML DTDs and schemas are presented in Annex A of Part 3,
'Extensible Markup Language (XML) Encoding.' X3D enables the
creation and deployment of state-of-the-art 3D graphics on small,
lightweight clients, and the integration of high-performance 3D
into broadcast and embedded devices.

ANSI ASC X12 Document Proposes Reference Model for XML
Electronic Business Messages
ANSI's ASC X12 committee has published a document 'ASC X12 Reference
Model for XML Design' detailing a proposed reference model for
electronic business messages based on XML. The reference model is
built on ebXML standards developed by OASIS and UN/CEFACT and takes
into account the Universal Business Language XML schemas for standard
business messages. The model addresses document assembly, granularity,
modularity, and semantic specificity.

IBM MPEG-7 Annotation Tool Supports XML Metadata Description
IBM alphaWorks has released a downloadable MPEG-7 Annotation Tool
which assists in annotating video sequences with XML-based MPEG-7
metadata. Each shot in the video sequence can be annotated with
static scene descriptions, key object descriptions, event
descriptions, and other lexicon sets. The annotated descriptions
are associated with each video shot and are put out and stored
as MPEG-7 descriptions in an XML file.

Selected Articles and Papers
Selections of abstracted and annotated articles/clippings at:
XML-Signature XPath Filter 2.0. W3C Candidate Recommendation
18-July-2002. By John Boyer, Merlin Hughes, and Joseph Reagle,
with the IETF/W3C XML Signature Working Group.
"Vignette Joins WS-I, Adds Web Services To Content, Commerce Mix."
By Richard Karpinski. In InternetWeek (July 29, 2002).
"Controlled Trade Markup Language (CTML)." Edited by Kathleen
Yoshida (FGM Inc.). Working Draft v0.1.0.0. 25-July-2002.
CTML Draft Specification v0.1.0.0. 34 pages. Prepared by the
OASIS Controlled Trade Markup Language (CTML) Technical Committee.
"Building XML Portals with Cocoon." By Carsten Ziegeler and
Matthew Langham. From July 24, 2002.
"OASIS Swallows" By Tom Sullivan. In InfoWorld
(July 29, 2002).
"Introduction to RELAX NG." By Michael Classen. From (July 23, 2002).
"Data Modeling Using XML Schemas." By Murali Mani (Computer
Science Dept, UCLA). Presentation to be given Wednesday,
August 7, 2002 as a Nocturne at the Extreme Markup Languages
Conference 2002.
"The Evolution of UDDI." By The Stencil Group, Inc. White Paper. July 19, 2002. 15 pages.
"Schemachine. A Framework For Modular Validation of XML
Documents." By Rick Jelliffe. June 21, 2002.
"OASIS Forms WS-Security Committee." By Brian Fonseca. In
InfoWorld (July 23, 2002).
Selected from the Press
Selected references for abstracted and annotated industry news at:
"UN/CEFACT and OASIS Finalize Appointments to Joint Coordination
Committee for ebXML. Oracle and Sterling Commerce Join ebXML
" Announces an Enhanced UDDI Business Registry.
Multi-version UDDI Business Registry Goes Live."
"OASIS Members Form Web Services Security Technical Committee."
"NTT Com and IBM to Build Asia's First UDDI Business Registry."
"Netegrity Announces New TransactionMinder Product. Provides
Missing Link for Authentication and Authorization of Web Services."
Extreme Markup Languages Conference 2002.
August 4 - 9, 2002.  Hotel Wyndham, Montreal, Canada.
First VLDB Workshop on Efficiency and Effectiveness of XML Tools
and Techniques (EEXTT2002).
August 19, 2002. Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong, China.
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