Volunteers for XML.com article on ISO 8601?
- XML is rapidly becoming of the 'hottest things since sliced bread'
(in this USA resident's vernacular). For instance, Microsoft is
basing its next generation Internet strategy on a set of technologies
with XML at their core.
Many XML standards also make reference to ISO 8601 date and time
formats. As such, XML currently represents perhaps the most most
promising avenue through which ISO 8601 formats might become widely
used worldwide on a day-to-day basis for storage, programming, and
display of dates and times, as opposed to merely being formally
adopted by standards bodies.
I recently wrote to the editors of O'Reilly's widely-visited XML
portal Web site, XML.com <URL:http://www.xml.com/>, asking whether
they might be interested in publishing an introductory article on ISO
8601 for the XML community:
> Would you be open to the idea of publishing an article, on XML.comToday, XML.com's editor, Edd Dumbill, replied:
>or in another appropriate O'Reilly online publication, on ISO 8601,
>the International time and date standard which seems to often be
>incorporated these days into various XML-related standards? As just
>one example, the XML Schema candidate recommendation uses ISO
>8601-style dates and times for its date-related datatypes.
> If so, I'll ask around on eGroups' ISO 8601-related list, in which
>I'm a participant, to see if anyone there might be interested in
>preparing an article draft for XML.com. There are several long-time
>advocates of this standard who might be interested in introducing
>this standard and describing the benefits of its use to the large
>and rapidly growing XML community.
>Yes, I'd definitely be interested in an article on ISO 8601. AnSo ... would you be interested in volunteering to write (or
>abstract would be a good starting point.
collaborate on the writing of) this abstract, then an article?
I'd be pleased to hand off this endeavor to anyone who wishes to
shepherd it to completion, but would also be very willing to help
coordinate and/or co-author. In other words, I'd like to see this
happen and am offering time and effort to help ensure that it does.
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