Unified Approaches

There was a recent note about “a unified approach to structured data on  
the Web . . .  reduce confusion in  the marketplace”.  This note is a  query 
as to any interest in a much broader approach to reducing confusion.  Some of 
this has been discussed on  “xml-dev”, but with little serious interest  
Clearly there is a profusion of overlapping  and confusing Web standards 
and candidates that could indeed use a unified  approach.  Not only would this 
 enhance support and use of new standards in itself, but it could also 
become the  basis for a significant improvement in technology for application  
What is proposed in a related paper is an  approach toward use of model 
driven declarative specifications that  systematically continue the development 
of XML from a document specification  language to full scale support for 
application development.  Among several other goals, this is  intended to 
simplify development by significantly reducing the need for  procedural code in 
broad classes of  applications. 
Models here are application models, enhanced  with generic system models 
for interactive presentation (ala HTML) along with  similar models for data 
access and structures, for communications and for  control frameworks.  
So - is there interest in the TAG for  such a bold endeavor?   If so,  a 
detailed concept paper is available.

Received on Thursday, 14 July 2011 22:16:48 UTC