ANN: DESSERT - A DTD for Recipes
FormatData (http://www.formatdata.com) announces: The Document Encoding and Structuring Specification for Electronic Recipe Transfer (DESSERT) version 0.2 DESSERT is an XML schema for the rich representation of recipe documents. About two years ago we saw the need for a standard way for users to retrieve recipes from the Web. About that time, XML came into being -- it was obvious that XML would be the basis for this format. DESSERT has grown into a format that allows from very simple to very detailed markup of recipes and menus (a menu is group of recipes, as for a multi-course meal). It is simple enough for the posting of basic recipes by amateurs, and rich enough to satisfy the needs of traditional print publishers. The separation of content and style is stressed in the design of DESSERT -- there are no appearance-specific tags, yet there are many "hooks" to act as stylesheet language selectors. FormatData is looking to the XML community for review and comments on the DESSERT DTD in it's current form. Any and all experience the community has to bring to bear on this fledgling project would be helpful. FormatData plans to submit DESSERT to a body such as XML.ORG for exposure to the wider recipe publishing community where it can be developed further. Right now, having others check the DTD against various XML processing environments for validation of the code would be valuable. You can D/L the DTD from ftp://ftp.mindspring.com/users/jsaiya Editing software and viewers are in the works. ---------- Jim Saiya FormatData mailto:dessert@f... tel:+1 (703) 582-9072 http://www.formatdata.com 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 unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe 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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