Submission request to W3C (W3C Team Comment)

We, W3C member (Boeing),hereby submit to the Consortium the following specification, comprising the following document(s) attached hereto:

  1. SRML - Simulation Reference Markup Language

which is referred to as "the submission". We request the submission be known as the ( SRML) submission.


The submission outlines the Simulation Reference Markup Language (SRML), a markup language for representing behavior in XML. SRML enables both the structure and behavior of XML documents to execute on the World Wide Web or other distributed environment. Documents that use SRML are executed in a runtime environment provided by software known as a Simulation Reference Simulator, which uses the document object model (DOM) and a networking layer. SRML provides a means for representing objects (known as Items), classes (ItemClasses), polymorphism, inheritance, event management, and communication. Individualized behavior may be both declarative and procedural at each XML element. Whereas the Semantic Web brings structure to the meaningful content of Web pages, SRML brings behavior to ordinary XML content.

Change control

Should any changes be required to the document, we would expect to make the changes until the submission becomes an official W3 activity, in which case future versions would be produced by W3C process.

Intellectual property Rights

The submission was developed by Boeing. The document is being submitted to the W3C by Boeing on behalf of itself.

Boeing owns a patent application which relates to the Simulation Reference Markup Language (SRML) specification being submitted to the W3C. Implementation of a W3C standard based on the SRML specification may thus require implementers to obtain a license in Boeing intellectual property.  Boeing is in the process of developing its licensing strategy with the intent to make the SRML intellectual property available to the public on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms. Boeing expressly disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, regarding this contribution including any warranty of merchantability, that this contribution does not violate the rights of others, including the intellectual property rights of others, or is fit for a particular purpose.


Boeing hereby grants to the W3C, a perpetual, nonexclusive, royalty-free, world-wide right and license under any Boeing copyrights in this contribution to copy, publish and distribute the contribution under the W3C document licenses. Additionally, should the submission be used as a contribution towards a W3C Activity, Boeing grants a right and license of the same scope to any derivative works prepared by the W3C and based on, or incorporating all or part of, the contribution. Boeing further agrees that any derivative works of this contribution prepared by the W3C shall be solely owned by the W3C.

Trade and Service Marks

Boeing agrees that the trade and service marks that are associated with and identify this specific submission will be governed by the W3C Trademark and Servicemark License .

Suggested action

We suggest that the Consortium hold a workshop to discuss the submission with the potential to establish a working group.


To help with this work, we expect to actively participate in all technical activity in this area.


Inquiries from the public or press about this submission should be directed to: steven.w.reichenthal@boeing.com


this (27 day of September, 2002), Joe Meadows, The Boeing Company, joe.meadows@boeing.com