Re: ACTION 610: Draft Meta Formats section for W3C site


Fine (though it seems odd to me to exclude Atom from the list of popular XML vocabularies). Do you have particular references for Docbook, DITA, UPnP and AEMP or shall I just search and use whatever seems to be the appropriate reference?


On 8 Mar 2012, at 17:47, Henry S. Thompson wrote:

> Here's a go at some text for the XML paragraph
>  XML provides a simple standardised way to serialize information
>  representable as labelled trees with annotations and
>  cross-references, allowing a free choice of markup vocabulary. This
>  not only makes it well-suited for human-authored documents,
>  particularly given its facility for mixed content (plain and
>  marked-up text) and built-in support for Unicode, but also means it
>  is a useful syntax for all kinds of machine-to-machine data
>  transfer.  XHTML, Docbook and DITA are examples of XML-based
>  languages primarily intended for documents; machine-to-machine uses
>  include UPnP (for networked device discovery) and AEMP (for
>  construction equipment).
> ht
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Jeni Tennison

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