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Team Comment on the SRML Submission

W3C is pleased to receive the SRML Submission from Boeing.

The Simulation Reference Markup Language (SRML) is intended for describing simulation programs that can be executed by SRML Simulators.

Using SRML, authors of a simulation can describe their program using XML elements for describing the individual components and the overall structure of the simulation model, and script languages such as Javascript to describe the behaviour of the individual components, and the behaviour of the overall simulation.

SRML has a wider field of application than just simulation since it can be used to "implement broad computing solutions", as stated in the Submission.

SRML relates to the following W3C Activities:

Document Object Model
A simulation is executed by manipulating simulation attributes using scripting languages and the API defined by the DOM.
SRML represents the components of a simulation model using XML elements.
It is unfortunate that the submission is encumbered with RAND terms as this may preclude the application of the technology as the basis for W3C work. For further information on W3C's ongoing work on patent policy, please refer to the Patent Policy Working Group.

Next Steps

The submissionrecommends to hold a workshop to discuss the SRML submission. W3C members and other parties interested in SRML are encouraged to contact the submitter to discuss this and other ideas for future work.

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Philipp Hoschka, Interaction Domain Leader <ph@w3.org>
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