OASIS XML Conformance Subcommittee Work

From       owner-xml-l@LISTSERV.HEANET.IE Fri Jun 19 12:17:43 1998
Date:      Fri, 19 Jun 1998 12:57:47 -0400
From:      "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@CANADAMAIL.COM>
Subject:   Re: Benchmarks! (Was: Re: IE5: HTML with XML sprinkles)

At 98/06/15 20:51 -0700, Jon Bosak wrote:
>[Dave Winer:]
>| A simple idea: Let's define benchmarks for XML support.
>| Tests any objective person can run to determine if any piece of
>| software supports the standards.
>| Then you can say to an InfoWorld or BusinessWeek reporter that a
>| product does or doesn't support the standard and show them why.
>NIST (formerly the U.S. Bureau of Standards) is developing a test
>suite for XML processors in collaboration with OASIS, the organization
>devoted to open document interchange.  If you want interoperability,
>the best thing you can do is to support OASIS.  See
>   http://www.oasis-open.org

Thanks to Robin Cover's efforts, I can finally point to a public source of the presentation the OASIS XML Conformance Subcommittee made at the Seattle conference at the end of May. At some time in the future these will be available on the OASIS site, but for now you can go to:


Our next face-to-face for the XML Conformance Technical Subcommittee (a subcommittee of the OASIS Technical Committee - the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is at the end of July at the OASIS Members' Summer Workshop in San Diego (OASIS members reading this are reminded to send a representative to participate). We will be preparing material for presentation at the Montréal XML Developers' Conference.


As with OASIS' other standards, this is a committee effort and not the effort of a single expert or company's representative with a given perspective. The success of the effort will only be guaranteed by contributions of as many people as possible to ensure as many people's needs are met.

All results of the subcommittee's effort will be publicly available, as exemplified by a number of technical reports from other subcommittees found through the library page, especially http://www.oasis-open.org/html/techpubs.htm, where you will find the infamous SGML Open catalog definition for entity management.

A number of our subcommittee members are on this list, so we all look forward to your input and comments.

............... Ken

p.s. participation (the face-to-face meetings and committee maillist) is a benefit of membership in OASIS; membership is affordable even to the lowly independent consultant such as myself - an overview and links to details are found at http://www.oasis-open.org/html/about.htm

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