DIYAPASON-L Digest #668 - Sunday, October 20, 2002
 
IPORE releases draft XML standard for organ specifications
  by "Ed Stauff" <ed@mewsic.com>
 

(back) Subject: IPORE releases draft XML standard for organ specifications From: "Ed Stauff" <ed@mewsic.com> Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 08:21:49 -0400   [FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE]   The Institute for Pipe Organ Research and Education, Inc. (IPORE) has released for public comment the first draft of an XML standard for storing =   and transmitting pipe organ specifications.   The purpose of this standard is to provide a standard machine-readable format for storing and transmitting pipe organ specifications. There are a number of on-line repositories of organ specifications. Each one uses a different format for storing specs, none of which are well optimized for advanced searching or data analysis, often being simply semi-formatted or unformatted text files. This standard will make it feasible to perform data analysis on a level heretofore unattainable.   The public comment period will last at least until 31 December 2002. Comments, corrections and suggestions are most welcome. For more information, including the complete specification, point your web brower at "http://www.ipore.org/XMLorganSpecs".