On November 6, 1998, Eric A. Stephens posted an announcement concerning the XML-HR Initiative.
"In partnership with AppliedTheory Communications (www.appliedtheory.com), the America's Job Bank Service Center (www.ajb.dni.us) announces the XML-HR Initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to collaborate on the creation and standardization of human resource/electronic recruiting XML definitions. These definitions (DTDs) can be used in Internet/Intranet applications and the exchange of such data between disparate systems. Upcoming releases of AJB will rely heavily on XML definitions for both internal and external data exchange between processes and applications. Those interested in this initiative are encouraged to subscribe to one of the e-mail lists described on the web page (www.xml-hr.org).
[December 17, 1998] - Version 0.8.1 of the WorkForce Markup Language (WFML) co-developed by AJB and ATC was available for review. Also a name change.
[November 06, 1998] XML-HR Announcement
Mail list server - firstname.lastname@example.org for announcements, and email@example.com for discussion regarding standardization
Related work: Chuck Allen (Structured Method Inc.) has created a 'Job Posting DTD' as part of a "HR XML" project. See now: "Human Resource Management Markup Language (HRMML)."
Related work: HRML (Human Resources Markup Language) (Ranjit Padmanabhan, HireScape Consulting, a division of DataMain). "HRML (Human Resources Markup Language) is compliant with XML syntax, and in this, the first release, we present a "well-formed" (non-type-valid) syntax for representing job listings. We are formalizing this with a DTD, which will very soon be made publicly available." [1998-12-16]