Cover Pages Newsletter November 05, 2002

                      Cover Pages Newsletter
                        November 05, 2002

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PKI Forum Continues Security Advocacy as an OASIS PKI Member Section.
OASIS announced the expansion of its Member Section Program to include
the PKI Forum, a security advocacy group. The PKI Forum brings
together technology and service providers, integrators and end-users
to accelerate the adoption and use of Public-Key Infrastructure
applications, digital certificates and other real world solutions, as
well as to facilitate interoperability through multi-vendor testing of
industry standards and educational outreach.

UK e-GIF Publishes XML Schemas For Use in Local Elections.
XML Schemas for local elections have been published by the UK e-
Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF). They have been approved
for use by the Office of the e-Envoy. The Schemas represent a UK
adaptation of the EML Schemas developed by the OASIS Election and
Voter Services TC and incorporate validation using Schematron. The
distribution contains 33 XML Schema files and an overview document
'EML: Customisation for UK Local Elections.'

OASIS Technical Committee for Open Office XML File Format.
OASIS is forming a new 'Open Office XML Format Technical Committee'.
The TC will create an open, XML-based file format specification for
office applications. The proposed XML file format will support W3C
Namespaces, and be suitable for office documents containing text,
spreadsheets, charts, and graphical components. Deliverables include
XML DTDs/schemas defining the vocabulary, constraints, and semantics
of the XML file format.

IETF Charters Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP)
Working Group.
The IESG has approved the charter for a new Extensible Messaging and
Presence Protocol (XMPP) Working Group. XMPP is an open, XML-based
protocol for near real-time extensible messaging and presence; it is
the core protocol of the Jabber Instant Messaging and Presence
technology. The IETF WG will use existing XMPP drafts as a basis for
work on XML streams (including stream-level security and
authentication), core data elements, and namespaces.

IBM Infoprint XML Extender for z/OS Supports XSL Stylesheets and
IBM has announced new software to perform high quality printing of XML
documents using XSL stylesheets and the XSL-FO vocabulary, using the
existing AFP (Advanced Function Printing) support for z/OS. The
Infoprint XML Extender for z/OS enables XML applications to be printed
on AFP printers using standard XSL formatting. AFP is the de facto
standard solution for mission critical business output in many large
Selected Articles and Papers
Selections of abstracted and annotated articles/clippings at:

"XQuery: An XML Query Language." By Donald Chamberlin. In
IBM Systems Journal Volume 41, Number 4 (2002), pages 597-615
(with 20 references).
"XTABLES: Bridging Relational Technology and XML." By John E.
Funderburk, Gerald Kiernan, Jayavel Shanmugasundaram, Eugene Shekita,
and Catalina Wei. In IBM Systems Journal Volume 41, Number 4 (2002),
pages 616-641 (with 35 references).
"The XPointer content-type() Scheme." By Simon St.Laurent (O'Reilly
& Associates); [WWW]. IETF Network Working Group, Internet-Draft.
Reference: 'draft-stlaurent-content-type-frag-00.txt'. October 28,
2002, expires April 28, 2003.
"The XPointer xmlns-local() Scheme." By Simon St.Laurent (O'Reilly &
Associates); [WWW]. IETF Network Working Group, Internet-Draft.
Reference: 'draft-stlaurent-xmlns-local-frag-00.txt'. October 28,
2002, expires April 28, 2003.
"UDDI Spec Needs What LDAP Has." By Anne Chen. In eWEEK (November 04,
"Java Execs Eye This Week's J2EE 1.4 Beta Release." By Vance McCarthy.
From Integration Developer News (November 04, 2002).
"Web Services on Wall Street -- Inside STP." By Gunjan Santami. From
Integration Developer News (November 04, 2002). Case Study.
"YAML Ain't Markup Language (YAML) 1.0." Working Draft 31-
October-2002. Edited by Oren Ben-Kiki, Clark Evans, and Brian
"XML Matters: YAML Improves on XML. YAML Ain't Markup Language." By
David Mertz, Ph.D. (Alternator, Gnosis Software, Inc). From IBM
developerWorks, XML zone. October 2002.
"OASIS Steps Up Security Agenda." By Brian Fonseca. In InfoWorld
(November 04, 2002).
"OASIS Adds PKI Forum to Security Arsenal." By Clint Boulton. From (November 4, 2002).
"Web Services Security (WSS) Core Specification." Draft (work in
progress) version 03. November 3, 2002. Reference: WSS-Core-03-1103.
46 pages. Posted 2002-11-04 to the OASIS Web Services Security TC
mailing list by Anthony Nadalin. See also the initial draft versions
of XML schemas for the WSS Core, posted by Chris Kaler.
"OASIS-LISA Global e-Biz Survey." By Patrick Gannon (OASIS President
and CEO). Summary of results from the OASIS-LISA Global eBusiness
Survey. Slides presented at the XLIFF TC face to face meeting November
4, 2002.
"Look at Storage Issues Before You Leap Into XML." By Kevin Dick
(Kevin Dick Associates). In Application Development Trends Volume 9,
Number 11 (November 2002), pages 45-49.
"BEA Pours Liquid Data." By Paul Krill. In InfoWorld (November 04,
"IM Compatibility Closer to Reality." By Robert Lemos. In CNet (November 01, 2002).
"WSIA - WSRP Core Specification." OASIS Working Draft 0.8. 21-
October-2002. Draft "early version" of the public specification.
Document identifier: Draft-WSIA-WSRP_Core_Interface-v0.8. 83 pages.
From the OASIS WSIA and WSRP technical committees. Edited by Alan
Kropp (Epicentric, Inc.), Carsten Leue (IBM Corporation), and Rich
Thompson (IBM Corporation).
"Building Interactive Web Services with WSIA and WSRP." By Eilon
Reshef (WebCollage). Draft article posted to the OASIS WSRP-WSIA
mailing list. 5 pages. See preceding bibliographic entry.
"Extending Groove." By Jon Udell. In InfoWorld (November 01, 2002).
"Building a Better Groove." By Stan Gibson and John McCright. In eWEEK
(September 23, 2002).,3959,547503,00.asp
"W3C Close to Ratifying SOAP 1.2." By Paul Krill. In InfoWorld
(November 01, 2002).
"JCP [Java Community Process] 2: Process Document." Version 2.5.
October 29, 2002. From the Java Community Process. Describes the
formal procedures for using the Java Specification development
"Structure and Design Issues for Developing, Implementing, and
Maintaining a Justice XML Data Dictionary." [Edited by] Mark Kindl and
John Wandelt. Report of the Justice XML Structure Task Force. Office
of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. August 23, 2002. 66
"Analyze Schemas with the XML Schema Infoset Model." By Shane Curcuru.
From DevX XML Zone. October 2002.
"DAML+OIL: An Ontology Language for the Semantic Web." By Deborah L.
McGuinness (Stanford University), Richard Fikes (Stanford University),
James Hendler (University of Maryland), and Lynn Andrea Stein
(Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering). In IEEE Intelligent Systems
[ISSN: 1094-7167] Volume 17, Number 5 (September/October 2002), pages
"Web Ontology Language (OWL) Test Cases." W3C Working Draft 24-
October-2002. Edited by Jeremy J. Carroll (HP) and Jos De Roo (AGFA).
Latest version URL: Produced by the
members of the W3C Web-Ontology (WebOnt) Working Group.
"Ontologies Come of Age." By Deborah L. McGuinness (Associate Director
and Senior Research Scientist, Knowledge Systems Laboratory, Stanford
University, Stanford, CA, USA). [WWW] Published in Spinning the
Semantic Web: Bringing the World Wide Web to Its Full Potential
[edited by Dieter Fensel, Jim Hendler, Henry Lieberman, and Wolfgang
Wahlster; MIT Press, 2002].
"Microsoft .NET Speech SDK 1.0 Beta 2: New Features and Enhancements."
Microsoft Corp. Product Fact Sheet. October 2002. 4 pages.
"Microsoft Preps .Net Speech Platform." By Mary Jo Foley. In eWEEK
(October 30, 2002).,3959,659644,00.asp
"Create Flexible and Extensible XML Schemas. Building XML Schemas in
an Object-Oriented Framework." By Ayesha Malik (Senior Consultant,
Object Machines). From IBM developerWorks, XML zone. October 2002.
"Creating Web Services with AXIS. Apache's Latest SOAP Implementation
Bootstraps Web Services." By Martin Streicher. In Linux Magazine
('August 2002').
"Microsoft Unveils .Net Speech Platform." By Ephraim Schwartz. In
InfoWorld (October 30, 2002).
"Character Entities: An XML Core WG View." By [Paul Grosso] for the
W3C XML Core Working Group. 'A consensus statement from the XML Core
WG as of 2002-October-23.' 2002-10-23 or later.
"Developing Grid Computing Applications, Part 1. Introduction of a
Grid Architecture and Toolkit for Building Grid Solutions." By Liang-
Jie Zhang, Jen-Yao Chung, and Qun Zhou (IBM). From IBM developerWorks,
Web services. October 2002.
"Building Multi-Platform User Interfaces with UIML." By Mir Farooq
Ali, Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones, Marc Abrams, and Eric Shell. Published
in Proceedings of CADUI 2002, May 2002. 12 pages, with 21 references.
"WS-I Release Profile for Building Web Services." By Paul Krill. In
InfoWorld (October 29, 2002).
"Updated CommonRules for Rule-Based Applications."
"Online XENI ebXML RegRep Hosting Service by KTNET."
"Call for Papers: XML for E-Journals."
"Architag XML Editor XRay Supports W3C XML Schema."
"XML Wrapper Generator for DB2."

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

"OASIS Expands to Include PKI Forum.  Security Alliance Moves Adoption
Agenda to International Consortium."
"OASIS TC Call For Participation: Open Office XML TC."
"Microsoft Enables Financial Institutions to Cut Cost of Straight-
Through Processing. Microsoft Works With Key Financial Institutions
and Partners to Launch BizTalk Accelerator for Financial Services, an
Open and Integrated Financial Messaging Infrastructure."
"New Software from BEA Greatly Simplifies Getting Fast Answers To
Complex Business Questions. Available Immediately, BEA Liquid Data for
WebLogic Integrates Real-Time Information Across Enterprise
Applications and Data Sources."
[IBM Infoprint XML Extender Supports XSL-FO.] IBM Unveils Fastest and
Firsts at Xplor 2002. Teams with Pitney Bowes on Demonstrations."
"Microsoft Releases New Features, Enhancements to .NET Speech SDK.
Announces Technical Preview of .NET Speech Platform And Joint
Development Program. Ongoing Product Development Efforts Ready Market
for Mainstream Adoption Of SALT-Based Applications and Solutions."
"Global eXchange Services Adds E-settlement Capability for E-commerce
Customers. Customer Reduces Invoice Rework by 75 Percent in Nine
Months, Projects $900,000 Annual Cost Savings."
"Corel Corporation Introduces Corel XMetaL-Central. New Server
Application Drives XML Adoption by Simplifying the Management of
Customized XML Authoring Environments."
"WS-I Publishes Basic Profile Working Draft. Now Available for Public

Selected references from the events calendar at:
ALLC/ACH 2003.  Joint International Conference of the Association for
Computers and the Humanities Association for Literary and Linguistic
Computing. "Web X: A Decade of the World Wide Web."  May 29 - June 2,
2003. The Georgia Center for Continuing Education, The University of
Georgia, Athens, Georgia USA.
Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2003).
May 20 - 24, 2003. Budapest, Hungary.
XML Europe 2003 Conference and Exposition. "Powering the Information
Society."  May 5 - 8, 2003.  Hilton London Metropole, London, UK.
XML Security 2002. 2002 ACM Workshop on XML Security.  November 22,
2002.  Johnson Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA.
Ninth ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security. November
18-22, 2002. Wyndham City Center, Washington, DC, USA.
SD East 2002. Software Development Conference and Expo. November
18 - 22, 2002. Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, USA
2002 ACM Workshop on Digital Rights Management.  November 18, 2002.
The Wyndham City Center, Washington DC, USA.  Held in conjunction with
the Ninth ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
2002 LISA Forum Europe and the Annual Meeting. "Standards in
Localization and Translation Multilingual Content Authoring,
Web-Services, Workflow and your Company's ROI."  November 4 - 7, 2002.
Marriott Hotel, Heidelberg, Germany.
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