DTD.com - new repository

Avi Rappoport xml at searchtools.com
Mon Nov 29 17:45:40 GMT 1999

 From the Gilbane Report:


Lumeria, an infomediary incubator, announced the launch of DTD.com, a site
for web software developers that combines a web repository for XML DTDs with
a web-based tool for editing and creating DTDs. DTD.com offers web
developers two free benefits. First, DTD.com provides the XML community with
a free knowledge repository -- called the DTDwarehouse -- for storing and
sharing DTDs and information about each DTD. Secondly, DTD.com gives away a
free web-based knowledge management application, called the DTDfactory,
which lets XML developers mine the data in the DTDwarehouse, create their
own DTDs, validate them against industry standards, and share their
knowledge of DTDs with other developers. With the goal of becoming a
standard repository for all DTDs, DTD.com enables XML developers to upload
their own DTDs -- whether entire DTDs or suggested tags -- to the
DTDwarehouse to share with other developers. DTD.com will also aggregate
these DTDs or tags and submit them for approval by the appropriate standards
committees as a way of accelerating the standardization of XML. The
DTDwarehouse is stocked with over 180 DTDs covering a wide range of
subjects, from mathematics to science, government, education, and personal

In addition, DTD.com supports Lumeria's proposed new standard for
personal profiling, called the Profile Markup Language (PML) -- an extremely
rich profile description and exchange platform, which is based on XML. PML
is an open source, industry-driven, XML-based collection of standards for
defining profile data. At the heart of PML is the PML DTD -- the set of
rules by which PML documents are created and interpreted. Lumeria created
PML in a drive to initiate an industry-wide movement to enable the flow of
profile information across platforms and applications, and thereby save both
consumers and businesses time and money. To encourage the widespread use of
XML, Lumeria gives away PML for free to all developers and sets up a
database of XML DTDs by subject. To encourage the use of PML, Lumeria has
made the protocol compatible not only with its own SuperProfile Identity
Management system but also with the upcoming Consumer Profile Exchange
(CPEX) protocol and data model. Lumeria is a member of the CPEX core working
group, which includes Oracle, IBM, Vignette, net.Genesis, Andromedia, and
the Sun-Netscape Alliance. www.lumeria.com

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