Announce: xml-mol mail list

adam moore paxamr at
Wed May 19 14:02:10 BST 1999

xml-mol mail list: scope and interests

xml-mol is a mail-list for the discussion of issues concerning the
implementation of XML-based biological and chemical applications
and data with particular reference to sequences and structure.

Specific fields of interest include (non-exhaustive list):
- Parsing legacy data into XML
- Document Object Model (DOM) handling of bioData
- Developing open frameworks for XML-aware bio applications

xml-mol mail list: FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

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2. Can I read old messages to this list?

A full archive of the list is available at:

3. What biological data should I discuss here?

Any of it!  The list scope particularily focuses on molecules, but
one of the great things about working in an emerging field is the
wide variety of uses / applications that become available every
day.  Please let us know if you have one!

4. What programming language should I use / discuss here?

There are no restrictions on discussing language specific issues,
but bear in mind that expertise and interest will vary, and there
are some lanaguage-specific mail-lists.  Currently there are XML
applications being written in (at least) perl, java, C, C++ and

5 Why is the FAQ so short?

Because the list is so new!  Additions will be made over time. 
Please let me know of any changes you would like made

FAQ maintainer: Adam Moore <paxamr at>

Adam Moore
Virtual School of Molecular Sciences
School of Pharmaceutical Science, University of Nottingham
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