XML Processing Description Language (XPDL)

After two years spent explaining to a wide variety of folks how and why the XML Document Type Definition mechanisms work (and don't work), and why XML documents seem to be accumulating more and more references to external resources (notably style sheets), I've decided that it might be worthwhile to take a different approach than XML's current 'document controls its own destiny'.

I'd like this to be as open a process as possible, including discussion on xml-dev, the primary XML development mailing list. All comments, suggestions, and contributions are welcome and will be credited. These documents have no official standing with any standards body or process.

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Implementation Plans

I'm planning to use XPDL as a core part of my Layered Parser project, using XPDL to configure the layers used in parsing.

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Last updated 10 May 2000