XML best practices: panel discussion

David Chesnutt

Research Professor of History (ret.)

University of South Carolina

Betty Harvey

President

Electronic Commerce Connection, Inc.

Laura Kelly

Technical Information Specialist

U.S. National Library of Medicine

Mary McRae

Director of Standards Development

Technical Committee Administrator

OASIS

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XML best practices: panel discussion

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2009
August 11 - 14, 2009

Abstract

Who doesn't want to do things well? Who doesn't want to stand on the shoulders of giants? Who doesn't want to share hard earned wisdom with others? So why is it that "best practices" are so elusive? In this panel discussion we consider how "best practices" (and practices that, for whatever reasons, masquerade as "best") can be discovered, recognized, verified, modified, replaced, debunked, enforced, promulgated, etc.