BizTalk.org and XML.org
This (below) article just appeared on CNet. Politics and half-finished web sites aside, I'd be interested to hear if anyone could outline how these two approaches differ technically. I don't so much mean DTDs-versus-XYZSchema-format, but in the architectural approach they're taking. Are these to be community forums of machine-queryable repositories or some combination of both? Do BizTalk.org and XML.org differ in any technical rather than political way? It's hard to tell from the web sites... Dan Taking sides on XML Microsoft's attempt to jump-start adoption of the Extensible Markup Language (XML) has drawn battle lines in the rapidly evolving market, in some ways reminiscent of the industry split over the Java programming language. http://www.news.com/News/Item/0%2C4%2C37072%2C00.html?dd.ne.txt.0526.09 excerpt... On one side is Microsoft's BizTalk initiative and its BizTalk.org Web site, established this week as an XML design clearing house, developer resource, and repository for XML schemas. Microsoft has lined up an impressive list of BizTalk backers, including most of the major enterprise resource planning (ERP) software makers--except Oracle-- e-commerce software and service providers like Ariba, and big-name technology consumers, such as Boeing. On the other side is XML.org, an XML developer portal launched this week by Oasis, a nonprofit consortium. Oasis, which has been building its portal for a year, has been endorsed by virtually all other big-name software makers, including IBM, Sun Microsystems, Novell, and Oracle. xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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