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Information and Content Exchange

From: Steven Clift <clift@publicus.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 16:00:11 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <199802122056.OAA14259@ns.wavefront.com>
To: ieft@ietf.org, www-talk@w3.org

Do any of you have comments on this?

Steven Clift

A clip from:

http://www.redherring.com/insider/1998/0211/ice.html

ICE MAY UNSTICK
            CONTENT
            MARKETS 
            Will a new
            media-exchange spec let
            content flow from site to
            site with ease? 

            By Owen Thomas 

            February 11, 1998 

            When Firefly and Vignette came
            out with their proposal last week
            for a cross-site Web content
            distribution standard --
            Information and Content
            Exchange, or ICE -- it looked like
            so much vaporware. For one
            thing, it was based on Extensible
            Markup Language (XML), a
            much-hyped system for creating
            data formats on the fly that
            promised to vastly improve on
            HTML -- but was still awaiting
            approval by the World Wide Web
            Consortium, a major arbiter of
            Web standards. 

            When the consortium blessed
            XML 1.0 yesterday, though,
            things got a lot clearer for ICE.
            The proposal has gotten a boost
            from big names like Microsoft
            and Sun Microsystems, and a raft
            of smaller Net software
            companies have jumped on the
            bandwagon -- hoping, no doubt,
            that if ICE takes off as a standard,
            their products won't be frozen
            out. 


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