Thursday, June 24, 2004

Federal XML work group

This excerpt from the June 16 meeting offers a glimpse into the difficulties of establishing standards:

Ken reported that the eTravel project entails 385 elements. ISO 11179 was not followed in identifying those elements. Three vendors will be delivering XML schemas in support of the project. The hope is to align with the Open Travel Alliance. Ken has developed a set of XML schema evaluation criteria based upon the Navy’s checklist. The IAE project is performing UML modeling, adhering to ISO 11179, and may use UBL. Ken noted the distinction between transactional versus validation schemas, with the former being looser than the latter. Version 1 of the IAE included 450 data elements and encompassed 5 shared systems whereas version 2 includes 1300 elements and 20 systems.

No comments: