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                      Cover Pages Newsletter
                        September 24, 2002
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Open Digital Rights Language (ODRL) Specification Submitted to W3C.
W3C has received 'Open Digital Rights Language (ODRL) Version 1.1'
from IPR Systems and has published the document as a W3C Note. ODRL is
a language for expressing rights information over content; it includes
XML schemas for the expression language and data dictionary. The
submission request and W3C Team Comment reference the possible
chartering of a DRM/Rights Language activity within W3C, but no
commitment has yet been made.

W3C Publishes Note on Extensible Media Commerce Language (XMCL).
RealNetworks, Inc. has submitted the 'Extensible Media Commerce
Language (XMCL)' specification to W3C with a suggestion that W3C start
a working group to develop a W3C recommendation for XML based digital
rights specification language. XMCL is an XML-based interchange format
that describes usage rules applicable to multi-media content; it
communicates these rules for interchange between business systems and
DRM implementations.

Last Call Working Draft for SOAP 1.2 Attachment Feature.
A Last Call Working Draft for 'SOAP 1.2 Attachment Feature' has been
released by the W3C XML Protocol Working Group as part of the W3C Web
Services Activity. The specification is based upon the IETF Internet-
Draft 'WS-Attachments' and defines a SOAP feature that represents an
abstract model for SOAP attachments. It provides the basis for the
creation of SOAP bindings that transmit such attachments along with a
SOAP envelope.

Discussion Forum for Web Services Security Quality of Protection.
An OASIS discussion list has been created for 'Web Services Security
Quality of Protection'. List subscribers will discuss the possible
creation of an OASIS Technical Committee. The stated purpose of the TC
under discussion would be to identify candidate solutions for
communicating the required security tokens and quality of protection
for a Web service, taking advantage of the common service definition
tools, such as WSDL.

Sun Offers Developers Interoperability Prototype for Liberty.
An Interoperability Prototype for Liberty (IPL) was among several
announcements issued by Sun Microsystems at the SunNetwork 2002
Conference and Pavilion. IPL is based upon the Liberty Alliance
Version 1.0 specification and has been designed for developers who
want to build or test Liberty-enabled applications for identity
management. Both IPL and the Liberty specification are based on open
standards such as SAML 1.0, XML, and SOAP.

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

"Bali: RELAX NG Validatelet Compiler."
"Schematron.NET Implementation Written in C#."
"Creative Commons Metadata Specification Updated."
"XOM Provides Tree-Based API for Processing XML with Java."
"RSA Solves Your Company's Identity Crisis." By Steve Gillmor.
In InfoWorld (September 24, 2002).
"The Liberty Alliance Gets New Members, and a President." By Sebastian
Rupley. In PC Magazine (September 24, 2002).,4149,551722,00.asp
"IBM Releases WebSphere Studio 5.0." By Stacy Cowley. In InfoWorld
(September 24, 2002).
"Analysis: IBM's Tool Strategy -- How WebSphere Stacks Up." By Richard
Karpinski. In InternetWeek (September 24, 2002).
"The Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB)." Public Draft. Version
0.7. Status: Pre-FCS. September 12, 2002. 188 pages. Edited by Joseph
Fialli and Sekhar Vajjhala. The JAXB Public Draft and API
Documentation are available for download.
"Liberty Alliance Plans Interoperability with Passport." By John Blau.
In InfoWorld (September 24, 2002).
"Comparison of DAML-S and BPEL4WS." By Sheila McIlraith and Dan
Mandell (DAML Research Project, Knowledge Systems Lab, Stanford
University). Initial Draft. September 05, 2002 (or later).
With 9 references.
"DAML-S: Web Service Description for the Semantic Web." Presented at
The First International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), June, 2002.
15 pages (with 26 references). By 'The DAML Services Coalition'
(alphabetically: Anupriya Ankolenkar, Mark Burstein, Jerry R. Hobbs,
Ora Lassila, David L. Martin, Drew McDermott, Sheila A. McIlraith,
Srini Narayanan, Massimo Paolucci, Terry R. Payne and Katia Sycara).
"The Web's future: XHTML 2.0. A Sneak Peek at the Changes."
By Nicholas Chase (President, Chase and Chase, Inc). From IBM
developerWorks, Web architecture. September 2002.
"OAGIS 8: Practical Integration Meets XML Schema." By Mark Feblowitz.
In XML Journal Volume 3, Issue 9 (September 2002), pages 22-28.
"CDuce: A White Paper." By Veronique Benzaken, Giuseppe Castagna,
and Alain Frisch. From the CDuce project. Version 0.27. June 2002
(or later). 15 pages (with 12 references).
"Semantic Subtyping: Theoretical Foundations for the CDuce Type
System." By Alain Frisch, Giuseppe Castagna, and Veronique Benzaken.
Paper presented at LICS 2002 (IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer
Science), July 22-25, 2002, Copenhagen, Denmark. 10 pages.
"SVG - The Future of Web Rendering?" By Bill Trippe. In The Gilbane
Report Volume 10, Number 6 (July/August 2002), pages 1-11.
"Father of Java Has His Eye on 'Jackpot'." By Darryl K. Taft and James
Gosling. In eWEEK (September 23, 2002).,3959,545632,00.asp
"Transform Data Into Web Applications With Cocoon. Use Java to
Implement Logic in Cocoon." By Lajos Moczar. In Java World
(September 20, 2002).
"Netegrity Ships SAML-Ready Security Platform." By Richard Karpinski.
In InternetWeek (September 23, 2002).
"Practical Matters Rule IBM's Tactics With Competitors." By Brier
Dudley. In Seattle Times (September 23, 2002).
"Web Services Security Core Specification." Edited by Phillip
Hallam-Baker (VeriSign), Chris Kaler (Microsoft), Ronald Monzillo
(Sun), and Anthony Nadalin (IBM). Working Draft 01. 20-September-2002.
46 pages. Document identifier: WSS-Core-01.
"Web-Services Security Quality of Protection." By Tim Moses (Entrust),
with review and comment by Zahid Ahmed. Strawman document posted
2002-09-20 to the WSS QoP TC discussion list. September 17, 2002.
11 pages.
"Euro-XML." By Rick Jelliffe. From (September 18, 2002).
"The State of the Python-XML Art." By Uche Ogbuji. From
(September 18, 2002).
"XML Canonicalization." By Bilal Siddiqui. From (September 18,
"Brother, Can You Spare a DIME? Direct Internet Message
Encapsulation." By Rich Salz. From (September 18, 2002).
"Sun Releases Liberty Alliance Tool." By Wylie Wong. In CNET
(September 18, 2002).
"The Next Wave of Integration Platforms." By Don Roedner (IONA).
In EAI Journal Volume 4, Number 9 (September 2002), pages 16-19.
"Electronic Business Registries." By JP Morgenthal. In EAI Journal
Volume 4, Number 9 (September 2002), pages 13-14.
"Sun Offers Building Blocks for Liberty Alliance Applications."
By Sebastian Rupley. In PC Magazine (September 18, 2002).,4149,541171,00.asp
"Next-Gen Web Services: CTOs Grapple With Security, Data
Transformation." By Heather Harreld. In InfoWorld (September 19,
"Federated Identity Face-Off." Interview with IBM's Bob Sutor and
Sun's Simon Phipps, by Stuart J. Johnston and Dan Ruby. In XML
Magazine (October/November 2002).
"Age of Discovery. [End Tag.]" By Adam Bosworth (Vice President,
Engineering, BEA Systems Inc). In XML Magazine (October/November
"Xperanto Brings XML Queries to DB2. IBM Takes a Hybrid Approach to
Management of Enterprise Data." By Lee Sherman. In XML Magazine
(October/November 2002).
"The Importance of Metadata: Reification, Categorization and UDDI."
By Karsten Januszewski (Microsoft Corporation). From the Microsoft
XML Web Services Developer Center (September 2002).
"Sun Offers Liberty Development Tool." By James Niccolai. In InfoWorld
(September 18, 2002).
"IBM Supports WS-Security Spec in Products." By Richard Karpinski.
In InternetWeek (September 18, 2002).
"Understanding XML Namespaces." By Aaron Skonnard (DevelopMentor).
First published in MSDN Magazine, July 2001. Updated July 2002.
"Model Programs. Business Process Modeling Tools Help Put the
Enterprise In Perspective." By Kevin Jonah. In Government Computer
News Volume 21, Number 27 (September 09, 2002), pages 52-54.
"Sun Official Urges Convergence On Web Services." By Paul Krill.
In InfoWorld (September 18, 2002).
"IBM Takes the Wraps Off Web Services Security Software." By Ed
Scannell. In InfoWorld (September 18, 2002).
"Localization Within a Document Format. Tailor your documents to fit
a wide range of languages and cultural conventions." By Uche Ogbuji
(Principal Consultant, Fourthought, Inc). From IBM developerWorks,
XML zone. September 2002.
"Grid Computing: Electrifying Web Services." By Dirk Hamstra. In Web
Services Journal Volume 2, Issue 9 (September 2002), pages 60-64.
"Cross-Site Scripting. Use a Custom Tag Library to Encode Dynamic
Content." By Paul S. Lee (I/T Architect, IBM Global Services). From
IBM developerWorks, Security. September 2002.
"Forever Free Services?" By P.J. Connolly and Tom Yager. In InfoWorld
Issue 37 (September 13, 2002), page 42. Test Center Research Report,
Web Services Applications.
"XML-Style PKI. Does XKMS Have the Key?" By Jon Udell. In InfoWorld
Issue 37 (September 13, 2002), pages 1, 16.
"XML and Personalized Financial Plans." By Kenneth J. Hughes, Karl B.
Schwamb, and Hans Tallis. In XML Journal, Volume 3, Issue 9
(September 2002).
"XML Excellence at Ford Motor Company." By Tim Thomasma (Senior
Technical Specialist, Ford Motor Company's Infrastructure Architecture
group; Co-chair of the Automotive Industry Action Group's XML/EDI Work
Group). In XML Journal, Volume 3, Issue 9 (September 2002), pages

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

"Liberty Alliance Project Announces New Management Board President and
New Members.  Michael Barrett, American Express to Help Guide Progress
of Growing Consortium - Now More than 120 Companies Strong."
"Netegrity Ships SiteMinder 5.5 with SAML, Passport, and Kerberos
Support. Enables Enterprises to Extend their Security Infrastructure
with Federated Identity Services."
"Systinet Extends Web Services Support for Borland JBuilder and
Eclipse. Systinet Wasp Developer Provides Point-and-click Web Services
Creation for Java Developers. Is Among the First to Support the Latest
Soap 1.2 Specification."
"Sun Announces the Sun Interoperability Prototype - Industry's First
Identity Prototype for Developers. Offers 'Hands On' Experience to
Accelerate Network Identity Application Development and
Interoperability. Based on the Liberty Alliance v1.0 Specification."
"Microsoft and AT&T Wireless to Demonstrate New Location-Based
Services Product at DEMOmobile 2002.  New Microsoft Enterprise
Location Server Highlights Powerful Fusion of .NET Compact Framework,
XML Web Services and the AT&T Wireless Next-Generation Wireless
"The WfMC Heralds BPEL4WS Standards for Business Process Management
"IBM Unveils Industry's First Software for Secure Web Services.
Websphere and Tivoli Software Enable Businesses to Securely Extend Web
Services Applications to Business Partners, Customers, Suppliers."

Sixth International Open Forum on Metadata Registries. January 20 -
24, 2003.  La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
SMIL Europe 2002.  November 20 - 22, 2002.  Ecole Nationale Superieure
d'Arts et Metiers (ENSAM), Paris, France.
SD East 2002. Software Development Conference and Expo.
November 18 - 22, 2002. Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, USA
Enterprise Data Forum.  November 4 - 7, 2002. Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Web Services Edge 2002 West.  October 1 - 3, 2002.  Hilton San Jose
& Towers, San Jose, CA, USA.

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