Talking Points for Owen Ambur, Co-Chair, XML Working
At the Conference on Congressional
Organizations' Application of XML (COAX)
April 24, 2001
- The XML Working Group has been chartered by the CIO Council to undertake
- Identify pertinent standards and best practices
- Seek partnerships with key industry and public interest
- Seek partnerships with existing communities of interest within the
- Conduct results-oriented education and outreach
- Rendition of E-records in well-formed XML addresses twin accessibility
- Immediately, on the Internet, including by disabled persons (Section 508)
- Over the long-term as technology evolves and changes (NARA's ERA)
- Myriad XML lexicons (vocabularies) are being developed by specialized
- Registry & repository of XML data elements, DTDs, and schemas
- Needless redundancies and inconsistencies can be discovered and avoided
- Vendors can readily incorporate the required elements into their COTS
- Registry links
- Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) registry
- Standard & Optional Forms (SFs & OFs)
- Information collection burden-reduction process (PRA &
- Partnership(s) to extend Legal XML?
- Legal citations (classification scheme, "metatags")?
- "Data" dictionary of legal terms?
- DTDs &/or schemas for markup of
- U.S. Code (USC)?
- Legislation & legislative history (committee reports &
- Federal Register (FR), public comments, & Code of Federal
- Agency policy implementation documents?
- SAPs & other agency legislative policy statements?
- Congressional hearings (requests, agency responses, testimony)?
- What could be more "inherently governmental" in the interest of We the
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