Cover Pages Newsletter December 10, 2002

                      Cover Pages Newsletter
                        December 10, 2002

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Featured News Stories

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Workflow Management Coalition Publishes XML Process Definition
Language (XPDL) Version 1.0.
The Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) has released its Workflow
Standard "XML Process Definition Language - XPDL 1.0". Together with
other WfMC standards, XPDL provides a framework for implementing
business process management and workflow engines, and for designing,
analyzing, and exchanging business processes. XPDL is extensible,
allowing the addition of elements and attributes as well as import of
XML Schema datatypes.

XML Encryption and Decryption Specifications Published as W3C
W3C has released the "XML Encryption Syntax and Processing" and
"Decryption Transform for XML Signature" specifications as W3C
Recommendations, representing cross-industry agreement on an XML-based
approach for securing XML data in a document. The "Encryption"
document specifies a process for encrypting data and representing the
result in XML; "Decryption" provides an XML Signature transform for
decrypting only signed-then-encrypted document components.

COSCA/NACM Joint Technology Committee Adopts LegalXML Electronic Court
Filing Specifications.
A posting of 2002-12-08 from John M. Greacen to the OASIS LegalXML
Electronic Court Filing TC announces that the COSCA/NACM Joint
Technology Committee on 2002-12-05 adopted the TC's "Electronic Court
Filing Query and Response Standard" and "Electronic Court Filing 1.1
Proposed Standard" XML specifications as Proposed Standards for public
comment and experimental use. LegalXML vets its recommended
specifications through the COSCA/NACM joint TC.

OASIS Announces Formation of e-Gov Technical Committee.
OASIS announced a new e-Gov Technical Committee, providing an
international forum for governments to voice their needs and
requirements with respect to XML-based standards. Bringing together
government representatives from around the world, the e-Gov TC will
support the modernization of government and assist in the electronic
delivery of services to citizens and businesses through the
coordination and adoption of XML standards.

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

"Too Many Web Services Standards Bodies?" By Paul Krill. In InfoWorld
(December 10, 2002).
"VeriSign Unveils New Online Identity-Verification Services." By Todd
R. Weiss. In Computerworld (December 10, 2002).,10801,76558,00.html
"VeriSign Draws Road Map For Web Services. [Trust Service Integration
Kit - TSIK.]" By Brian Fonseca. In InfoWorld (December 10, 2002).
"XML Encryption Specs Approved." By Jim Hu. In CNET (December
10, 2002).
"Intel Conducts $5B in Transactions Via RosettaNet."  By Tom Krazit.
In InfoWorld (December 10, 2002).
"Intel To Use RosettaNet Standards. Chipmaker Aims to Squeeze $500
Million Out of Its Supply Chain." By Larry Greenemeier. In
InformationWeek (December 09, 2002).
"OASIS Tackles XML for Taxes." By Paul Krill. In InfoWorld (December
10, 2002).
"The Standard Application Model for Topic Maps." By Lars Marius
Garshol and Graham Moore (JTC1/SC34). With cover page. Document
reference: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC34 N0356. Editor's draft for review and
comment. Date: 2002-12-04. Produced for ISO 13250.
"SAML Unlocks Door to Web Services." By Jim Rapoza. In eWEEK (December
09, 2002).,3959,755217,00.asp
"Office 11 Gets Developer Tools." By Darryl K. Taft. In eWEEK
(December 09, 2002).,3959,755351,00.asp
" Puts XML to Work At The Editor's Desk." By Rich Seeley.
In Application Development Trends (December 04, 2002).
"Towards a Digital Rights Expression Language Standard for Learning
Technology." Draft DREL White Paper for discussion. A Report of the
IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee Digital Rights Expression
Language Study Group. Principal Authors: Norm Friesen, Magda Mourad,
and Robby Robson. 29 pages. Posted 2002-12-09 by Robby Robson
(Eduworks) to the LTSC-DREL mailing list.
"What's New for 'Office 11' Developers?" By Paul Cornell (Microsoft
Corporation). From Microsoft MSDN Library (December 09, 2002).
"What Is XSL-FO? When Should I Use It? [Tech Watch.]" By Stephen Deach
(Adobe). In The Seybold Report Volume 2, Number 17 (December 9, 2002).
ISSN: 1533-9211.
"Advent Boosts XML and Scripting In New 3B2. XSL-FO and SVG Support,
Perl Scripts Within Commands, More Table Options." By George
Alexander. In The Seybold Report Volume 2, Number 17 (December 9,
2002). ISSN: 1533-9211.
"Tridion's Strength in CM Basics Earns Success." By Luke Cavanagh. In
The Seybold Report Volume 2, Number 17 (December 9, 2002). ISSN:
[W3C TAG] Draft of Position on SOAP's Use of XML Internal Subset." By
Noah Mendelsohn (IBM). Posting 2002-12-06 to W3C 'xml-dist-app' list
for the W3C XML Protocol Working Group.
"Navy Preps XML Policy. Policy Seeks to Drive Data Interoperability."
By Matthew Frenck. In Federal Computer Week (December 09, 2002).
"Schema Checklist for Navy XML Developer's Guide 1.1." DONXML Schema
Checklist. By Mark Wolven (Mark Wolven). Available from Navy XML
Quickplace. November 22, 2002. 3 pages.
"XML - an Enabling Technology to Achieve Interoperability." By Dan
Porter (The Department of the Navy, Chief Information Officer). In
CHIPS Magazine (Fall 2002).
"Promise and Potential: The Navy Works to Leverage XML's Power." By
Jack Gribben (Research Fellow, Logistics Management Institute - LMI).
In CHIPS Magazine (Fall 2002).
"XML's One-Two Punch." By Bill Trippe (New Millennium Publishing). In
Transform Magazine (December 2002).
"XML Takes on a Documentation Nightmare." [Integration &
Customization] By Lowell Rapaport. In Transform Magazine (December
"Multimodality Starts Walking and Talking." By Ellen Muraskin. In
Communications Convergence (December 04, 2002), pages 18-25.
"Multimodal Interaction Use Cases." W3C NOTE 4-December-2002. Edited
by Emily Candell and Dave Raggett.
"XML Body Creates Global e-Gov Forum. Experts Warn that Committee Will
Face Challenges." By John Geralds and Peter Williams. In
(December 06, 2002).
"E-gov XML Committee Formed." By Diane Frank. In Federal Computer Week
(December 06, 2002).
"H.R. 2458, E-Government Act of 2002. Selected Portions of Interest to
the XML Working Group." By [ Staff]. Provided by in
connection with the Federal CIO Council XML Working Group, maintained
by Owen Ambur. November 26, 2002.
"XML Class Warfare." By Uche Ogbuji (Fourthought Inc). In Application
Development Trends (December 04, 2002).
"XML Cup Award 2002 Presented to Jon Bosak and Tim Bray."
"SourceForge EXSLFO Project for Standard, Non-Proprietary XSL-FO
"Constraining TMs with AsTMa Topic Map Processing."
"Metastorage Generator Based on Component Persistence Markup Language
"XML/XSLT Web Services Framework (XWSF)."

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

"VeriSign Offers Open Source WS-Security Implementation and
Integration Toolkit to Help Developers Integrate Security Into Web
Services. Effort Continues VeriSign's Commitment to Driving Trusted
Web Services With Royalty-Free Implementation."
"HP Expands Web Services Alliance with Microsoft. HP Provides
Additional Support for Microsoft .NET and XML Web Services
Development. Joins Visual Studio .NET Integration Program."
"OASIS TC Call For Participation: Extensible Resource Identifier
Technical Committee (XRI TC)."
"Intel Conducts $5 Billion in RosettaNet e-Business, Web Services.
e-Business Technology Provides Productivity Gains and Faster Supply
Chain Throughput."
"Systinet Announces New Release of Web Services Platform with Support
for Latest Standards and Proven Interoperability with Microsoft .NET.
Systinet WASP Web services platform for Java & C/C++ includes enhanced
security and Active Directory support for Microsoft .NET endpoints."
"VeriSign Announces General Availability of Online Consumer Identity
Verification Service. XML-Based Web Service Enables Enterprises to
Conduct Real-Time, Identity Verification for Risk Management and Fraud
"Design Science Announces MathFlow for Arbortext, Supports MathML 2.0
Markup. Supports Creating, Editing, Publishing of MathML-Based
Equations Within Arbortext Products."
"OASIS Members Form Tax XML Technical Committee."
"Microsoft Empowers Developers to Build Smart Business Solutions With
'Office 11'. Developers Gain Enhanced XML Support and New 'Visual
Studio Tools for Office'."

Selected references from the events calendar at:

XML Web Services One 2003.  March 3 - 6, 2003.  Santa Clara Marriott,
Santa Clara, CA, USA.
EIDX/CompTIA Conference Winter 2003.  February 10 - 13, 2003.  Hosted
by CompTIA/EIDX and OAGI. Silicon Valley, California, USA.
Sync Congress 2003.  "Maximising Service Revenue with Mobile Data
Device Synchronisation."  January 28 - 29, 2003, Earls Court
Conference Centre, London, UK.
Diffuse Final Conference. "Convergence of Web Services, Grid Services
and the Semantic Web for Delivering e-Services?"  December 12, 2002.
European Commission Conference Centre Borschette, Brussels, Belgium.
Web Services and Multimedia. Special Track, Fourth IEEE International
Symposium on Multimedia Software Engineering (MSE 2002).  December
11- 13, 2002.   Newport Beach Marriott, Newport Beach, California,
Building a Web Services Foundation.  December 10 - 11, 2002.  CNET
Networks Event. Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, California, USA.

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