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                      Cover Pages Newsletter
                        September 11, 2002
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Workflow Management Coalition Publishes XML Process Definition
Language (XPDL) Beta.
The Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) has released a beta version
for the XML Process Definition Language (XPDL). XPDL forms a common
interchange standard that enables products to continue to support
arbitrary internal representations of process definitions with an
import/export function to map to/from the standard at the product
boundary. The release includes a common meta-model for describing
the process definition and an XPDL XML schema.

Creative Commons Project Releases RDF Metadata Specification for
Copyright Licenses.
The Creative Commons Project has released a new draft Metadata
Specification which defines RDF descriptions for copyright licenses.
The specification describes Works, Licenses, and License
Characteristics (permissions, prohibitions, requirements). Licenses
are generated from a database designed to support 'beyond fair use'
terms. The licenses declare permission to copy, distribute, display,
perform the work, create a derivative work, etc.

IBM alphaWorks Updates XML Schema Quality Checker.
The IBM XML Schema Quality Checker version 2.1.1 from IBM Alphaworks
has been released. XML Schema Quality Checker (SQC) is a program which
takes as input documents containing XML Schemas written in the W3C XML
schema language and diagnoses improper uses of the schema language.
Changes include: improved error detection; use of Apache XERCES-J
version 2.1; Schema Errata fixes; new command line options; an Eclipse
progress meter.

W3C Publishes Note on XHTML 1.0 in XML Schema.
The W3C HTML Working Group has released a Note defining 'XHTML 1.0 in
XML Schema.' "This work in progress provides informative XML schemas
corresponding to the XHTML 1.0 Strict, Transitional, and Frameset
DTDs. DTD validation and XML Schema validation are not mutually
exclusive. The XML Schemas provide stronger datatyping and namespace
support; they do not provide support for general entities commonly
used in HTML.

Cape Clear Software Releases Free WSDL Editor Graphical Tool.
Cape Clear Software has announced the availability of a free WSDL
Editor graphical tool that enables developers to create and edit WSDL
definitions of Web services. It facilitates the creation of Web
Services Description Language (WSDL) files and manages WSDL file
syntax and validation. The WSDL Editor wizards assist developers who
wish to create Web Services from existing XML interfaces such as
SWIFT, ACORD, BAPI, and RosettaNet.

Selected Articles and Papers
Selections of abstracted and annotated articles/clippings at:

"OASIS to Aid Web Services Management." By Darryl K. Taft.
In eWEEK (September 10, 2002).,3959,527088,00.asp
"Get Ready for XForms. Next generation of Web forms will help you
build online forms that are extensible and suitable for any platform."
By Joel Rivera and Len Taing (Summer Interns, IBM Research). From IBM
developerWorks, XML Zone. September 2002.
"Oracle Calls For Web Services Unity." By Paul Krill. In InfoWorld
(September 10, 2002).
"Web Services for Programmers." By Cameron Laird. In Byte Magazine
(September 09, 2002).
"Documentum Delivers New Version of Document-Management Tools."
By Richard Karpinski. In InternetWeek (September 10, 2002).
"Native XML Management with Documentum." Documentum Technical White
Paper. June 2002. 13 pages.
"Open Source Software Use Within UK Government." By UK Office of the
Envoy. [UK] Open Source Software Policy Version 1. Date: 15/7/02.
8 pages.
"Unicode: The Quiet Revolution." By Jim Felici. In The Seybold Report
Volume 2, Number 10 (August 19, 2002), pages 11-15.
"Netegrity Marks New Era of Access Control." By Steve Gillmor.
In InfoWorld (September 06, 2002).
"What Matters?" By C. M. Sperberg-McQueen. Closing Keynote.
Extreme Markup Languages Conference, Montreal, 9-August-2002.
"Web Services: Still Not Ready for Prime Time." By Ben Worthen.
In CIO Magazine (September 01, 2002).
"IBM Gears Up for Modeling." By Darryl K. Taft. In eWEEK
(September 09, 2002).,3959,519180,00.asp
"Finding the Right Formula For UDDI. Web-services Specification
to Play Key Role." By Jeffrey Schwartz. In VARBusiness
(September 06, 2002).
"Seybold: XML, Weblogs Make Mark on Publishing Industry."
By Matt Berger. In InfoWorld (September 09, 2002).
"BPML Kick-Start from System Architect." By Peter Williams.
In InformaticsOnline (September 09, 2002).
"Business Process with BPEL4WS: Learning BPEL4WS, Part 2. Creating a
Simple Process." By Rania Khalaf (Software Engineer, IBM TJ Watson
Research Center). From IBM developerWorks, Web services. August 2002.
"Business Process with BPEL4WS: Understanding BPEL4WS, Part 1.
Concepts in Business Processes." By Sanjiva Weerawarana and Francisco
(Paco) Curbera (Research Staff Members, IBM TJ Watson Research
Center). From IBM developerWorks, Web services. August 2002.
"JUNOScript: An XML-based Network Management API." By Philip A. Shafer
and Rob Enns (Juniper Networks). IETF Network Working Group, Internet-
Draft. Reference: 'draft-shafer-js-xml-api-00'. August 27, 2002,
expires February 25, 2003.
"The PERMIS X.509 Role Based Privilege Management Infrastructure." By
David W. Chadwick [WWW] and Alexander Otenko (I.S. Institute,
University of Salford, Manchester, UK). Pages 135-140 in Proceedings
of the Seventh ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies
[SACMAT 2002], sponsored by SIGSAC (ACM Special Interest Group on
Security, Audit, and Control), June 3-4, 2002, Monterey, California,
"RBAC Policies In XML for X.509 Based Privilege Management." By David
W. Chadwick and A. Otenko (University of Salford). Paper presented at
IFIP / SEC 2002 (17th International Conference on Information
Security), May 7-9, 2002, Cairo, Egypt.
"OpenDRM: A Standards Framework for Digital Rights Expression,
Messaging and Enforcement." By John S. Erickson (Hewlett-Packard
Laboratories, Norwich, Vermont, USA). The OpenDRM Project. Revised
September 2002. 11 pages. Paper prepared for the NSF Middleware
Initiative (NMI) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) Workshop,
September 9, 2002.
"Testing Tools Are Key To Web Services' Success. Early adopters are
finding value in the new breed of products." By Mary Hayes and Rick
Whiting. In InformationWeek Issue 904 (September 02, 2002),
pages 56-60.
"Weaving A Web of Ideas. Engines that search for meaning rather than
words will make the Web more manageable." By Steven M. Cherry. In IEEE
Spectrum Online (September 2002).
"XML Method Call (XMC)." By Adam Megacz (The XWT Foundation). IETF
Internet-Draft. Reference: 'draft-megacz-xmc-01.txt'. September 01,
2002, expires February 2003.
"BPML | BPEL4WS: A Convergence Path Toward a Standard BPM Stack." Position Paper. August 15, 2002.
"Web Services Firm Defies IT Giants with BPML Standard." By [CW360
Staff]. In (September 05, 2002).
"Schema Extraction from XML Collections." By Boris Chidlovskii (Xerox
Research Centre Europe, Grenoble Laboratory, Meylan, France; WWW).
Pages 291-292 in Proceeding of the Second ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference
on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2002, Portland, Oregon, USA,
July 14-18, 2002).
"Architectures for Intelligent Systems." By John F. Sowa In IBM
Systems Journal Volume 41, Number 3 (2002). Special Issue on
Artificial Intelligence.
ebXML Message Service Specification. Version 2.0. Produced by the
OASIS ebXML Messaging Services Technical Committee. Approved OASIS
Standard 2002-09. Edit date: 1-April-2002. 70 pages.
"OASIS Group Approves Key Part of ebXML Specification." By Richard
Karpinski. In InternetWeek (September 05, 2002).
"Web Services and Context Horizons." By Clay Shirky (WWW). In IEEE
Computer Magazine Volume 35, Number 9 (September 2002), pages 98-100.
"Tool Gives WSDL Programmers a Hand." By Darryl K. Taft. In eWEEK
(September 04, 2002).,3959,516771,00.asp
"Get Up To Speed With SMIL 2.0. An XML-Based Approach to Integrating
Multimedia into Web Content." By Anne Zieger (Chief Analyst and
founder, From IBM developerWorks, XML Zone.
September 2002.

Selected from the Press
Selected references for abstracted and annotated industry news at:

"PRISM Gains Traction and Announces Companion Specifications. Working
Group Members Hearst, LexisNexis, Time Inc. and Others Develop
Standardized Markup to Automate Common Publishing and Content
"Documentum Delivers Major New Release of Market Leading Enterpise
Content Management Platform: Documentum 5. Extends ECM with
Next-Generation Capabilities Including Reports Management, Records
Management, Collaboration, Trusted Content Services and Rapid
"OASIS Members to Develop Web Services Management Protocol."
"Popkin Software to Offer Integrated Support for Release 1.0 of
Business Process Modeling Language (BPML). New Standard Offers
Transactional and Collaborative Business Process Modeling."
"ebXML Messaging Service Specification Approved As OASIS Standard."
"Cape Clear Software Releases Free WSDL Editor to Support Web Services

XML Conference and Exposition 2002. "XML 2002: Putting the Pieces
Together." December 8 - 13, 2002. The Baltimore Convention Center,
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Cocoon GetTogether.  November 19, 2002.  Nazareth [near Ghent],
2002 ACM Workshop on Digital Rights Management. November 18, 2002.
The Wyndham City Center, Washington DC, USA.
Workshop on Usability and the Web.  November 4 - 5, 2002.
Gaithersburg (near Washington D.C.), Maryland, USA.
XML for Financial Services. "Maximizing Interoperability, Efficiency
and Cost Savings Through Integrated XML-Based Web Services."
September 17 - 19, 2002. The New York Helmsley, New York, NY, USA.
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