Moving toward common vocabularies and interoperable data

Todd Carpenter

Executive Director

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

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Moving toward common vocabularies and interoperable data

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2016
August 2 - 5, 2016


The maturity and stability achieved by a standard like XML, far from being an impediment to creativity, should give users the confidence in the opportunities for innovation. The extensibility that has served as an inspiration to those who wish to take ownership of their information since the days of SGML gives us the opportunity to identify more robust metadata and more unique information elements in our documents. Publishers who think towards the future have the opportunity and the duty to exploit the strengths of XML so that the added value of their markup allows their products to rise above the dull gray sea of featureless HTML5.