W3C Program for XML 2003


This is a the W3C Demonstrations Program of the XML 2003 Conference of the W3C Booth, #117 in the exhibits area.



For organizations who want to achieve the benefits of XML publishing while reducing the costs and risks, Arbortext 5 offers welcome relief.

Arbortext will highlight Arbortext 5, their next major product release and the most significant in our history. Featuring three major new products and many enhancements, Arbortext 5 is designed to help medium and large enterprises eliminate the substantial costs and pain associated with the implementation of content systems to create and share information.

Through a combination of discussion and demonstration, attendees will learn about the new products and major updates to Arbortext 5, including Epic Editor, Contributor, Architect, Styler, E3, and Dynamic Content Assembly Manager (DCAM).


Microsoft will present 2 sets of demonstrations:

The XML capabilities of Word 2003 and Excel 2003, including the support for customer-defined XML schema, XSLT and the native XSD file formats will be shown Monday at 2:15 and Tuesday at 6:15.

An introduction to InfoPath 2003, a will be shown Monday at 6:15 and Thursday at 2:15. InfoPath helps teams and organizations improve collaboration and decision-making by gathering information flexibly and efficiently in rich, dynamic forms and more effectively sharing,reusing, and repurposing information.

National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS),

This demonstration highlights the ability of XML and XML Schema to provide an extremely high level of interoperability between different software platforms. This demonstration shows the direct importing of XML data from a "Sapphire" embedded server (a convenience store control system running a proprietary operating system) into Microsoft Excel 2003 using only a minimal amount of "glue" script programming. Because the Sapphire provides data defined in XML Schema, and because Excel 2003 has advanced support for interpreting XML documents using XML Schema, it's possible to configure the importing of the information from the embedded system into the Excel 2003 spreadsheet using only the mouse.

Network Inference,

Network Inference is the leading software provider in semantic technologies for the enterprise based on the OWL language. Network Inference's products deliver an order of magnitude ROI on developer productivity vs. traditional rules based approaches to both traditional complex application domains and new policy oriented computing applications.

As a W3C member and member of the Web Ontology Working Group responsible for the Web Ontology Language (OWL) standard, Network Inference will be demonstrating its OWL compliant products that are shipping and generally available:

  • Cerebra Server(tm) is an enterprise-strength software platform that provides business logic inferencing and processing capabilities for developing dynamic policy-driven applications
  • Construct(tm) is a visual modeling tool, designed for easy, efficient and collaborative building of enterprise-ready ontologies in the W3C's OWL language.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),

This demo relies heavily on standard implementations of XML Schema, XML and XSLT, and provides an innovative solution to the problem of defining tests once, and using them in a variety of bindings. In addition to running the tests, we can create a test matrix that provides all the tests for a given part of the Recommendation, with links to both the tests and the Recommendation itself.

The Open Group,

The Open Group has developed a test engine that can be used to provide development and conformance testing of XML-based technologies. Currently, this has been used to test WAP, HTML, CSS, and GIS specifications. The test engine itself is based entirely around an XML configuration, relying on XPath, XML Schema, XHTML, DOM and CSS.

W3C Team,

The W3C Team will present different sets of technology demonstrations:

  • The SVG demonstration will explore different uses of SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) and how to apply this technology in your day-to-day XML work. From sample effects and animations to combinations with audio and video, SVG can represents maps, data extracted from RDF, to be used in DVD menus.
  • Since W3C is used to work remotely all around the world and we certainly use and test our Web Services technology by applying on a day-by-day basis. From controlling our well known Zakim teleconference bridge to exposing results out of our CSS Validator, SOAP 1.2 is already in effect at W3C!
  • The Information demonstration will show an other use of RDF, combined with others such as XForms, in manipulating information. Used as a solution for representing bookmarks that can be potentially shared among different users, or its ability to verify assessment, like accessibility, merging and sharing information is a priority in terms of collaborations.
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
11:00 CLOSED CLOSED The Open Group
Web Services and SVG
12:30 LUNCH
13:15 Arbortext Network Inference Arbortext
13:45 The Open Group NACS
14:15 Microsoft NIST Microsoft
14:45 NIST The Open Group CLOSED
15:15 W3C Team
15:45 Arbortext CLOSED
16:15 W3C Team
Web Services and SVG
16:45 The Open Group NACS CLOSED
17:15 Network Inference CLOSED
18:15 Microsoft Microsoft CLOSED

Janet Daly and Philippe Le Hégaret.
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