Another member of the family

Michael Kay M.H.Kay at
Fri Jun 12 18:50:00 BST 1998

>> Anyone know if this has any relationship to the CDIF
>> standard, which has the same objective but currently uses
>> proprietary encoding (see )?
>Apparently, CDIF was one of the options but they opted
>for XML.
If that's so then they missed the point and are about to
embark on a long process of wheel reinvention. CDIF has
spent ten years standardising the semantics of the objects
to be interchanged in a wide variety of areas: this requires
a lot of leg-work. The concrete encoding (CDIF's equivalent
to XML) is a trivial part of the standard, and the CDIF
object models could easily be remapped to XML.

Mike Kay

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