SIGIA-L Mail Archives: SIGIA-L: basic vizbang IAML ideas
SIGIA-L: basic vizbang IAML ideas
From: da - dan ancona (dan_at_vizbang.com)
Date: Wed Jun 28 2000 - 23:21:49 EDT
On Wed, 28 Jun 2000, Montgomery, Gordon wrote:
> IAML - IA modeling/markup language...
> as one approach...
it's described on my site, but i'll try to sum up: IAML in the sense i'm
developing is maybe a little specific (for now). i am literally defining
it as something that can be used to place information in space ... i.e.
associate some media object with a position in space. the syntax is going
through gyrations while i develop it, but there's a rough idea of what i
was thinking about some time ago here...
1.0 will definitely be kind of limited. it's not going to do everything
this group wants to do with it, i guarantee it (let alone what i want to
do with it). it won't be as integrated with any of the standards that
i envision it will be eventually (VRML, Xlink n' Xpointer, god knows
but my basic plan is to get something out there and have something to
fiddle with, which can lead to other things to fiddle with, etc. i'm
hoping that because of XML's propensity for easy interchange, it'll be
easy to experiment with other applications for IAML.
fwiw, i find XML far far more appropriate and flexible for this kind
application than UML, but that's just because of how i was raised (i
worked at a research institute that was very heavily into SGML during my
formative years). could very well be a hammer/nail problem.
p.s. eep on the music notation thing...heh, i wasn't thinking about
rewriting counterpoint or something, i just want some way of keeping track
of dj sets and my records and stuff. :) definitely thinking more along
the lines of some kind of interface to cddb than a full-blown notational
system. the full blown project sounds fascinating and there's a fair
amount of historical and ongoing work in that area (c.f. jaron lanier's
musical language vr work)...but what i have in mind is far smaller.
da@[vizbang.com|cp.net] "perfect speed...is being there"
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