[Provisional information only:] Telephony Markup Language (TML) is an initiative in the early stages of work [1999-09-04], with participants from Technology Deployment International (TDI) and SoloPoint.]
[September 03, 1999] "IP Telephony: Toward a Telephony Markup Language. ['XML is CT's Next Big Breakthrough: A Tool for Making the Web into a Framework for Distributed CT and Messaging Apps.'] By [Staff]. In Computer Telephony (August 1999). "[TML - 'Telephony Markup Language'] . . . we decided that we would simply nurture TML along, report on progress, encourage companies to participate in the standard-making process, and help with coordination. We next turned to Dr. Setrag Khoshafian at Technology Deployment International. TDI is doing massive amounts of research into XML and offers a basic service pack that consists of strategic training for XML as well as an analysis of how TDI's expertise can customize and emphasize XML technologies for your company.On a conference call with Chang and Khoshafian, Computer Telephony did some brainstorming as to how to get our telephony markup language initiative going. Here's the plan as of mid-July: TDI [Technology Deployment International] and SoloPoint will contribute to our initiative by atomizing call and messaging functions in an effort to start formulating a list of possible telephony and messaging tags. There's also the organizational structure of the language that must be considered, the base types and the enumeration types that need to be listed. Those assist in defining constraints -- such as the default values assumed by attributes when those are unspecified in a particular document. Our little group will hold a working session soon, and with our knowledge and expertise in the various domains, we can come up with a first-order approximation of TML. Then we'll go through an RFQ process, revisions, you know the drill, and finally come up with something we can show to grown-ups. Meanwhile, if anybody reading this would like to get involved in the great TML crusade, send us an e-mail." [local archive copy]
"Computer Telephony will be XML-ated!" By Robert L. Pritchett. Drafted November 1999; updated January 2000 [or later]. "This report focuses attention on the current state (January 2000) of affairs regarding Extensible Markup Languages (XML) that affect telephony today and their impact on future business applications within the constantly changing computer telephony industry. The 'prevailing winds' point increasingly towards the Extensible Service Policy Architecture (ESP) and Unified Communications (UC)." Also available in MS-Word 97 format. [cache version]
Contact: Richard Grigonis for Telephony Markup Language movement, web virtual communities, unified messaging, and development platforms.
Contact: Robert L. Pritchett [working on a research project for a Masters Degree in Computer Science; has an interest in the proposed Telephony Markup Language.]
Computer Telephony Expo Fall '99 September 13-16, 1999.