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From: Gordon Montgomery (
Date: Fri Sep 08 2000 - 20:27:47 EDT

niche market I'd say.

I'm looking at XML as a markup language for IA [IAML] to classify

Like a library cataloging system in fact :-)

What the teckkies think it's for:
"XML is a method for putting structured data in a text file"

What we're going to use it for:
"XML may eventually blow the doors off usability as it's currently

XML is the technology to look at >>>







-----Original Message-----
From: da - dan ancona []
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2000 7:12 PM
To: IA Listserve (E-mail)
Subject: Re: SIGIA-L: IA > IA Markup language

hrm...IAML is going to be rather specifically (esp. in 1.0) for
associating information with a spatial position. i'm afraid it wouldn't
be much use at all as a library catalog.

i'm sure someone is working on this though. there's TEI (an old, kinda
hairball SGML DTD for the markup of actual texts), but that's probably not
what you're looking for. you might start looking at least on; at
least for a while they had a list of xml standards that were being worked
on. i'm not sure if large libraries are converting to xml or not, or
rather at least opening up an xml api to their databases...maybe a good
university library would know more.

On Fri, 8 Sep 2000, Gordon Montgomery wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Antoinette Arsic []
> Sent: Friday, September 08, 2000 9:05 AM
> To: Gordon Montgomery
> Subject: Re: SIGIA-L: XML
> Hi,
> I'm not sure what you mean. I'm learning to build a DTD based on the mark
> up as a guide. Markup being my LCML (Library Catalog Markup Language).
> Gordon Montgomery wrote:
> > like IAML?
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Antoinette Arsic []
> > Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2000 4:20 PM
> > To: sigia -l; Solo Librarians Listserv
> > Subject: SIGIA-L: XML
> >
> > Please excuse cross postings:
> > Has anyone devised an XML markup language for a library catalog? I am
> > working on one in the very beginning stages and I thought that maybe
> > some brilliant person has already done this! Thanks for any input,
> > Antoinette Arsic

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