Re: XMLNews newbie...
Eric van der Vlist <vdv@d...> writes: > I am searching which XML format to use for writing news articles on a > web site. > > XMLNews looks great, but I haven't found any recent information about > it's endorsement by new projects. Here's the situation in a nutshell: XMLNews-Story is a subset of NITF (News Industry Text Format), which now has its own .org: http://www.nitf.org/ XMLNews-Story is actually based on a slightly earlier draft than the one at that site, but they still seem to be compatible. NITF itself, however, is in a bit of a confusing position -- after tinkering with NITF (which used to be called UTF) for several years, the NAA (Newspaper Association of America) and the IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) have started work on something completely new called NewsML. So, is NITF out the window before it really got started? It depends on who you talk to. Some people claim that NITF and NewsML will be complementary -- that is, that NewsML will be more like XMLNews-Meta, and that NITF will continue to the be standard for news copy; others claim that NITF is essentially deprecated now, and the NewsML will replace it completely. XMLNews is supported by WAVO and iSyndicate, the two major North American news amalgamators -- they're the middlemen (and women) who collect the individual feeds from Reuters, Dow Jones, etc. and sell them in packages to the major customers. That means that, in a sort-of sneaky way, many or most of the major feeds are or soon will be available in XMLNews and NITF regardless. Everyone agrees that it would be better for the XML markup to be added at source, though. All the best, David -- David Megginson david@m... http://www.megginson.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/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Unsubscribe by posting to majordom@i... the message unsubscribe xml-dev (or) unsubscribe xml-dev your-subscribed-email@your-subscribed-address Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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