Cover Pages Newsletter December 24, 2002

                      Cover Pages Newsletter
                        December 24, 2002

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Open GIS Consortium Issues RFC for Web Coverage Service Implementation
OGC has published a Request for Comment on a proposal for technologies
and needed interfaces required for OpenGIS Web Coverage Service (WCS)
Implementation Specification. The specification explains how WCS
serves to describe, request, and deliver multi-dimensional coverage
data over the Internet. Unrendered geospatial information is needed
for client-side rendering, multi-valued coverages, and as input into
scientific models.

US Library of Congress Releases Encoded Archival Description DTD
Version 2002.
An Encoded Archival Description (EAD) DTD Version 2002 has been
released by the US Library of Congress, including complete "Tag
Library" documentation for application of the standard. The EAD DTD is
used by digital libraries and archive centers to create machine-
readable finding aids. These metadata records can be aggregated or
federated for searching. The Version 2002 EAD DTD is designed to
function as both an SGML and XML DTD.

UN/CEFACT ebXML Core Components Technical Specification Approved for
Implementation Verification.
UN/CEFACT has approved the "UN/CEFACT ebXML Core Components Technical
Specification" v1.9 for Step 6 Implementation Verification. OASIS
Universal Business Language (UBL), OAG, EAN-UCC, SWIFT, UN/CEFACT,
ANSI ASC X12, and other standards organizations are using this new
Core Components approach as the basis for building interoperable XML
business standards. CCTS seeks to define a flexible and interoperable
way of standardizing business semantics.

Microsoft and IBM Publish Six New Web Services Security and Policy
Six new Web services specifications aimed at advancing security
capabilities and streamlining business policy for organizations
implementing Web services have been published by Microsoft and IBM,
together with authorship contributions from BEA, RSA, and SAP. This
second-wave series of specifications defined in the Roadmap include
WS-SecurityPolicy, WS-Trust, WS-SecureConversation, WS-Policy, WS-
PolicyAttachment, and WS-PolicyAssertions.

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

"DALF Guidelines for the Description and Encoding of Modern
Correspondence Material." By Edward Vanhoutte & Ron Van den Branden.
Version 1.0. Discussion Draft. Centrum voor Teksteditie en
Bronnenstudie [Centre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies],
Royal Academy for Dutch Language and Literature, Gent, Belgium.
"Challenges and Solutions for Leveraging RIXML. Application of XAware
Technology." XAware White Paper. December 17, 2002. 10 pages.
"E-Learning Lessons Learned. Standards Reduce Compatibility Problems."
By Gail Repsher Emery. In Government Computer News Volume 21, Number
34 (December 16, 2002), pages 29-31.
"Advanced Distributed Learning Emerging and Enabling Technologies for
the Design of Learning Object Repositories Report." Version 1.0. By
Dr. Thelma Looms (Principal Learning Technologies Architect, ADL) and
Clark Christensen (Lead Software Engineer, ADL). Technical Repository
Investigation Report. Released 2002-12-23. Completed November 26,
2002. 66 pages.
"Working Group Tests Tools for Web Services." By Patricia Daukantas.
In Government Computer News Volume 21, Number 34 (December 16, 2002),
pages 1, 9. Includes photo of Robert Haycock.
"XML Collaborator: XML Design Collaboration and Registry Software."
White Paper from Blue Oxide Technologies, LLC. September 2002. 16
pages. See the preceding reference.
"JAXB Revisited." By Daniel F. Savarese. In Java Pro Magazine
(February 2003).
"New WS-Security Extensions May Be Too Much, Too Soon." By Ray Wagner
and Terry Hicks (Gartner). Gartner FirstTake. FT-19-0712.
"Web Services Internationalization Usage Scenarios." W3C Working Draft
20-December-2002. First public draft. Edited by Kentaroh Noji (IBM),
Martin J. D|rst (W3C), Addison Phillips (webMethods), Takao Suzuki
(Microsoft), and Tex Texin (XenCraft).
"XML For The Masses: An Open Office XML File Format." By Daniel
Vogelheim (Software Engineer, Sun Microsystems). Prepared for
presentation at the IDEAlliance XML 2002 Conference, December 10,
2002. 18 pages.
"In the Navy, XML is the Standard." By Darryl K. Taft. In eWEEK
(December 19, 2002).,3959,795440,00.asp
"Universal Business Language (UBL): Realizing eBusiness XML." By Mark
Crawford (Logistics Management Institute; Vice Chair, OASIS UBL TC;
Editor, UN/CEFACT Core Components). From the Plenary Presentation at
XML 2002. 60 pages.
"Schema Rules for UBL... and Maybe for You." By Eve Maler (Sun
Microsystems). Presented at the XML 2002 Conference. 12-December-2002.
46 pages (PDF from slides).
"W3C, Vendors Dust Down Over WS-Choreography?" By [Gavin Clarke]. In
The Register (December 20, 2002).
"Running Multiple XSLT Engines with Ant." By Anthony Coates. From December 11, 2002.
"A Python & XML Companion." By Uche Ogbuji. From December 11,
"Test Frameworks for W3C Technologies." By Dimitris Dimitriadis. From December 11, 2002.
"Automatic Numbering, Part Two." By Bob DuCharme. From
December 11, 2002.
"The Role of XML in Content Management." By Lauren Wood. In The
Gilbane Report, Volume 10, Number 8 (October 2002), pages
"XPointer 'xpointer()' Scheme." W3C Working Draft 19-December-2002.
Edited by Steven DeRose (Brown University Scholarly Technology Group;
Bible Technologies Group), Eve Maler (Sun Microsystems), and Ron
Daniel Jr. (Taxonomy Strategies).
"Web Services Giants Propose Specifications For Security, Policy." By
Mitch Wagner. In InternetWeek TechWeb (December 18, 2002).
"Using XSL Formatting Objects for Production-Quality Document
Printing." By Kimber W. Eliot (ISOGEN International, LLC).
Presentation given at the IDEAlliance XML 2002 Conference, Baltimore,
December 2002. 16 pages.
"Navy XML Policy Signed." By Matthew French. In Federal Computer Week
(December 18, 2002).
"DON Policy on the Use of Extensible Markup Language (XML) of December
2002." December 13, 2002. 19 pages.
"What Do You Get when You Cross Excel and XML?" By [Seybold Bulletin
Staff]. In The Bulletin: Seybold News and Views On Electronic
Publishing Volume 8, Numbers 12 & 13 (December 18, 2002).
"Business Process with BPEL4WS: Learning BPEL4WS, Part 4. Creating
Processes With the BPWS4J Editor." By Nirmal Mukhi (Software Engineer,
IBM). From IBM developerWorks, Web services. November 2002.
"Web Services Security: Moving Up the Stack. New Specifications
Improve the WS-Security Model."  By Maryann Hondo (Senior Technical
Staff Member, IBM), David Melgar (Advisory software engineer, IBM),
and Anthony Nadalin (Lead Architect, IBM). From IBM developerWorks,
Web services. December 2002.
"Vendors Team Up On New Web Services Security Specs. Microsoft, IBM,
BEA Among Authors of Proposed Standards." By Elizabeth Montalbano. In
CRN (December 18, 2002).
"Group Forms to Study Tax-Related XML Standards." By Patricia
Daukantas. In Government Computer News (December 18, 2002).
"Web Services for Remote Portals (WSRP) Whitepaper." By Thomas Schaeck
(IBM; Chair, OASIS WSRP Technical Committee). 22-September-2002. 18
"The RDDL Challenge." By Micah Dubinko. From XMLhack (December 17,
"Supply Chain Management Use Case Model." Edited by Scott Anderson
(Visuale, Inc.), Martin Chapman (Oracle), Marc Goodner (SAP), Paul
Mackinaw (Accenture), and Rimas Rekasius (IBM). WS-I Working Group
Draft. Date: 2002/11/10. 28 pages.
"Publish and Find UDDI tModels with JAXR and WSDL." By Frank Sommers.
In JavaWorld (December 13, 2002).
"The XML Papers: Lessons on Applying Topic Maps." By Steve Pepper and
Lars Marius Garshol (Ontopia). Presentation given at the IDEAlliance
XML 2002 Conference, Baltimore, December 2002.
"The Economics of the Topic Maps Reference Model." By Steven R.
Newcomb (Coolheads Consulting). Presentation given at the IDEAlliance
XML 2002 Conference, Baltimore, December 2002.
"Topic Map Authoring With Reusable Ontologies and Automated Knowledge
Mining." By Joshua Reynolds and W. Eliot Kimber (ISOGEN International,
LLC). Presentation given at the IDEAlliance XML 2002 Conference,
Baltimore, December 2002.
"Using DAML+OIL as a Constraint Language for Topic Maps." By Eric
Freese (LexisNexis). Presentation given at the IDEAlliance XML 2002
Conference, Baltimore, December 2002.
"Topic Maps: Backbone of Content Intelligence." By Jean Delahousse
(Mondeca). Presentation given at the IDEAlliance XML 2002 Conference,
Baltimore, December 2002.
"Articulating Conceptual Spaces Using the Topic Map Standard." By
Helka Folch and Benoit Habert (Human-Machine Communication Department
- LIMSI CNRS). Presentation given at the IDEAlliance XML 2002
Conference, Baltimore, December 2002.
"Versioning Machine Beta for TEI Parallel Segmentation Encoding of
Textual Variants."
"XPath Visualizer for the Mozilla Browser."
"XPointerLib as an XML Linking Implementation."
"TagSoup Open Source SAX Parser for Nasty, Ugly HTML."
"Updated IBM Web Services Toolkit Supports WSRP Specification."

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

"OGC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Web Coverage Service
"XAware Announces RIXML Components for Financial Services Integration.
Integration Building Blocks Enable Financial Services Firms, System
Integrators and Software Vendors to Rapidly Adopt RIXML."
"ADL Releases the Technical Repository Investigation Report."
"Liquent Announces Availability of Two New eCTD Solutions for eCTD
Submissions and a Free eCTD Viewer. Products Quickly and Efficiently
Produce, Manage, and View Compliant eCTD Submissions."
"BEA, IBM, Microsoft, RSA Security, SAP and VeriSign Deliver Advanced
Specifications to Help Meet Security and Business Policy Needs of
Companies Building and Implementing Web Services. New Group of
Specifications to Build on Industry Work for Web Services."

Selected references from the events calendar at:

HyperText '03.  The Fourteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and
Hypermedia.  August 26 - 30, 2003.  Jubilee Campus, University of
Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
Open Publish 2003. Third Annual Conference for Standards and Process
in Publishing.  July 28 - 31, 2003.  Star City Casino, Darling
Harbour, Sydney, Australia.
Twenty-Second ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing.
PODC 2003.  July 13 - 16, 2003.  Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The First International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2003).
June 23 - 26, 2003. Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Sync Congress 2003.  "Maximising Service Revenue with Mobile Data
Device Synchronisation."  January 28 - 29, 2003, Earls Court
Conference Centre, London, UK.
Sixth International Open Forum on Metadata Registries. January
20 - 24, 2003.  La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

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