Cover Pages Newsletter January 14, 2003

                      Cover Pages Newsletter
                        January 14, 2003

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Featured News Stories

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W3C Creates Web Services Choreography Working Group.
W3C has created a new Web Services Choreography Working Group as part
of its Web Services Activity. Choreography describes linkages and
usage patterns between Web services. The WG is chartered to create the
definition of a choreography, one or more languages built on WSDL 1.2
for describing choreography, and rules for choreographed Web services.
The specifications will define composition features, associations,
message exchanges, and state management.

W3C Publishes Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 and Mobile SVG as
W3C has released the "Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1" and "Mobile
SVG Profiles: SVG Tiny and SVG Basic" specifications as W3C
Recommendations. SVG is a language for describing two-dimensional
graphics in XML, including vector graphic shapes, images and text. SVG
version 1.1 separates the SVG language into reusable building blocks.
Mobile SVG defines a SVG Tiny profile for cellphones and an SVG Basic
profile suitable for PDAs.

OASIS Members Form Emergency Management Technical Committee.
Affiliates of seven OASIS member companies have formed an Emergency
Management Technical Committee to advance the fields of incident
preparedness and response in addition to emergency management. The TC
members will design, develop, and release XML Schema-based standards
that provide a framework for data exchange, functionality, and service
accessibility, all with the common goal of seamless application and
data interoperability.

W3C Working Draft Specification for XML Schema Component Designators.
The W3C XML Schema Working Group has released an initial working draft
for "XML Schema: Component Designators." The specification defines a
system for designating XML Schema components. The document addresses a
range of problematic issues in the use of a 'QName' to designate
schema components as defined in the W3C XML Schema Recommendation. The
editors analyze several proposed solutions as a basis for their
approach to the problem.

Web Services Vendors Publish Royalty-Free WS-Reliability
Six vendors have published the working draft of a "Web Services
Reliability (WS-Reliability)" specification designed for open,
reliable Web services messaging, including guaranteed delivery,
duplicate message elimination, and message ordering, enabling reliable
communication between Web services. The reliability features are based
on extensions to the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). Appendices
document the XML Schema and a Futures List.

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

"Sun Keeps Heat on Microsoft with Sun One Identity Server 6.0. New
Version Adds Support for Liberty Alliance Specification that
Authenticates Users to Multiple Web Sites and Apps with One Password
and User Name." By Gregg Keizer. In InformationWeek (January 14,
"Sun Takes Liberty with Identity Server 6.0." By [ComputerWire Staff].
In The Register (January 13, 2003).
"Intalio, Fuego Tap XML to Extend Business Processes." By Renee
Boucher Ferguson. In eWEEK (January 13, 2003).,3959,822160,00.asp
"W3C to Ponder Web Services Choreography." By Paul Krill. In InfoWorld
(January 14, 2003).
"W3C Finalizes Graphics Standard." By Paul Festa. In CNET
(January 14, 2003).
"The New GIS Landscape. [GIS Web Services]" By Michael L. Gonzales
(The Focus Group Ltd). In Intelligent Enterprise (February 1, 2003).
Cover story.
"Lack Of A Viable Business Model Is Stifling Software Innovation." By
Mitch Wagner. In Internet Week (January 14, 2003).
"XML in Java. Data Binding, Part 1: Code Generation Approaches -- JAXB
and More. Generating Data Classes from DTDs or Schemas." By Dennis M.
Sosnoski (President, Sosnoski Software Solutions, Inc). From IBM
developerWorks, XML zone. January 2003.
"Requirements for EMMA [Extensible MultiModal Annotation language
specification]." Edited by Stéphane H. Maes Oracle Corporation) and
Stephen Potter (Microsoft). W3C Note 13-January-2003. First public
version. Latest version URL:
"Sun Adds Liberty Spec Support to Network ID Server." By Paul Krill.
In InfoWorld (January 13, 2003).
"Technology and Record Company Policy Principles."  Issued Jointly by
Business Software Alliance (BSA), Computer Systems Policy Project
(CSPP), and Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). January
14, 2003.
"Push for UBL Protocol Gathers Momentum." By Darryl K. Taft. In eWEEK
(January 13, 2003).,3959,825911,00.asp
"GXS Aligns with UCCnet." By Scarlet Pruitt. In InfoWorld (January 13,
"Multimodal Interaction Requirements." Edited by Stéphane H. Maes
(Oracle Corporation) and Vijay Saraswat (Penn State University). W3C
NOTE 8-January-2003. First public release.
"W3C Releases Scripting Standard, Caveat." By Paul Festa. In CNET (January 10, 2003).
"Web Services Reliability (WS-Reliability)." From Fujitsu Limited,
Hitachi, Ltd., NEC Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Sonic Software
Corporation, and Sun Microsystems, Inc. Version 1.0. January 8, 2003.
45 pages. With accompanying XML Schema.
"Sun, Oracle, Fujitsu to Push Web Services Reliability Specification."
By Paul Krill. In InfoWorld (January 09, 2003).
"Oracle and Sun Lead WS-Reliability Charge, Exclude IBM." By [CBR
Staff]. In CBR (January 09, 2003).
"The JAXB API." By Kohsuke Kawaguchi. From January 08, 2003.
"Business at XML 2002." By Alan Kotok. From January 08, 2003.
"Generating DOM Magic." By Uche Ogbuji. From January 08,
"Innovators Set Up Shop On AlphaAve." By Lee Bruno. In Red Herring
(January 08, 2003).
"Migrating Unstructured Data to XML." By Renee Boucher Ferguson. In
eWEEK (January 08, 2003).,3959,813817,00.asp
"Two-Day ebXML Showcase at XML Europe 2003."
"Royalty-Free License Terms in Microsoft's Web Services Security IPR
"TM4J Version 0.8.0 Java Toolkit for Topic Maps Provides New
Persistent Storage Model."
"Advisory and Notification Markup Language (ANML) from OpenSec."

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

"Sun Microsystems Delivers Industry's First Liberty-Enabled Web Single
Sign-On Product. Sun ONE Identity Server 6.0 Delivers Easy Access to
Applications and Services Through Single User-Login, Reduces
Administration Overhead and Provides Increased Revenue Opportunities."
"CambridgeDocs Announces xDoc XML Converter. Interactive Tool Allows
For Delivery of Content Into Multiple XML Formats and Enables Web
"World Wide Web Consortium Issues Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1
and Mobile SVG as W3C Recommendations. Open Graphics Format Extends
Multimedia Beyond the Desktop to Cellphones and Pocket Computers."
"Global eXchange Services Signs 'Preferred Partners in Sync' Agreement
with UCCnet. GXS and UCCnet Will Enable Suppliers and Retailers to
Save Costs and Speed Time to Market by Synchronizing Product Data in
Accordance With UCC.EAN Guidelines."
"Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002 Supports UCCnet With New Toolkit for
Retailers and Suppliers. Ocean Spray Improves Supply Chain With the
BizTalk Toolkit for UCCnet."
"Open GIS Consortium, Inc. (OGC) Announces Critical Infrastructure
Protection Initiative Phase 2 Kickoff."
"Retail Vendors Stand Behind ARTS Standards. Collaborative Effort
Demonstrates Cost-Saving Power of IXRetail and UnifiedPOS."
"Web Services Reliability Specification Published by Leading IT
Vendors. Royalty-Free Specification Promotes Open, Reliable Messaging
Standard for Web Services."

Selected references from the events calendar at:

ebXML Showcase. May 5 - 6, 2003.  Hilton London Metropole, London, UK.
Berkeley DRM Conference.  February 27 - March 01, 2003.  The Bancroft
Hotel, Bancroft Avenue, Berkeley, CA, USA.
W3C XForms Working Group Implementation Workshop.  February 27 - 28,
2003. Novell Office, Waltham, MA, USA.
Electronic Business Days 2003.  January 21 - 23, 2003.  Paris, France.
National Retail Federation's 92nd Annual Convention & Exposition.
January 12 - 15, 2003.  Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City,

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