These working groups were designed to have close liaison relationships with the W3C's Extensible Style[sheet] Language (XSL) Working Group and Document Object Model (DOM) Working Group.

"Extensible Markup Language, abbreviated XML, describes a class of data objects called XML documents and partially describes the behavior of computer programs which process them.

"The Document Object Model is a platform- and language-neutral interface that will allow programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content, structure and style of documents.

This paper describes an XML vocabulary for schemas.

One immediate implication of these ideas is a substantive part of the functionalities of XML document types can now be described using the XML instance syntax itself, rather than DTD syntax.

In addition, Web Collections can be expressed inside HTML documents or on their own. Some of the anticipated applications of Web Collections include Web Maps, HTML Email Threading, PIM functions, scheduling, content labeling, and distributed authoring." ["work in progress"] Netscape Communications announced a new proposed XML application.

In addition they are stylistically similar to HTML to enable easy authoring. According to the notice on the Netscape Developer's page: "The Meta Content Framework, or MCF, provides a standard way to describe files or collections of information. According to the introduction, XML-Data "describes an XML vocabulary for schemas, that is, for defining and documenting object classes.

A software module called an XML processor is used to read XML documents and provide access to their content and structure. Edited by Tim Bray (Textuality and Netscape), Jean Paoli (Microsoft), C. Sperberg-Mc Queen (University of Illinois at Chicago and Text Encoding Initiative), and Eve Maler (Sun Microsystems, Inc. The XML applications and announced industry initiatives listed below have not been evaluated according to any serious criteria for quality and genuineness.

It is assumed that an XML processor is doing its work on behalf of another module, called the application. is the principal document governing the XML standard. Since the various specifications documents for XML/XLink/XSL are still in some flux, it would often be unfair or difficult to make such a judgment.Create an RDF Site Summary (RSS) 0.9 file that describes your content." See description and references in a separate document. In early January 1999, a W3C Working Draft for the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Specification Version 1.0 (WD-DOM-Level-2-19981228) was released.It "defines the Document Object Model Level 2, a platform- and language-neutral interface that allows programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content, structure and style of documents.It is also expected to find use in certain metadata applications.XML is fully internationalized for both European and Asian languages, with all conforming processors required to support the Unicode character set in both its UTF-8 and UTF-16 encodings. Abstract: "The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a subset of SGML that is completely described in this document.A new Netsape document describes how to apply MCF using XML, the Extensible Markup Language." Links: On January 5, 1998, a new (revised) submission on XML-Data was presented to the W3C by Microsoft, Arbor Text, Data Channel, and Inso. Authors: Andrew Layman, Edward Jung, Eve Maler, Henry S. It can be used for classes which as strictly syntactic (for example, XML) or those which indicate concepts and relations among concepts (as used in relational databases, KR graphs and RDF).