In an attempt to summarize the relationship among various metadata formats and how they relate to building Internet systems I wrote a glossary. I then ordered and tied the terms together with a bit of narrative to explain the relationships among the terms
SGML and XML are formal metalanguage facilities for defining markup languages. SGML has the full power to configure a set of features for markup languages, whereas XML has a fixed set of these SGML features. Since XML is a profile of SGML (rather like a p
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Imagine a site that's a broker or mirror of metadata from other sites? You could go to this site, enter a URL and have the metadata from that page presented to you in clean, crisp XML. Even better if this was a Web service w/API free for anyone...quite a
This piece speaks about the different parts of the Semantic Web and how they fit together. For a high-level interview, take a look at Sandro Hawke's The Semantic Web (Put Simply). On the other hand, if you're a Web developer who's interested in building S
Taxonomy of Markup · I use a taxonomy of markup which I'm pretty sure was first advanced in the seminal November 1987 CACM article Markup systems and the future of scholarly text processing, by Coombs, Renear, and DeRose, which was the first place I ever
Machines, with their rigid information processing capabilities, need everything spelled out for them. To be able to do something useful with this title and byline, a machine would need to be able to parse it correctly. It would need to know that the numbe