CIO Council readies XML portal
- By Colleen O'Hara
- Nov 30, 2000
CIO Council's XML Working Group
A CIO Council working group plans to launch a portal in 01/to promote
and coordinate the use of a technology that can help agencies share data
The council's eXtensible Markup Language Working Group is putting the finishing touches
on xml.gov a portal that will serve as a resource and demonstration site
for XML technology.
A prototype of the portal exists now, and the group hopes to take the
site live in January.
"We hope that xml.gov will be the focal point for all government agencies
to go to learn XML and to experience XML, and share XML experiences," said
Marion Royal, an agency expert at the General Services Administration and
co-chairwoman of the XML Working Group.
The XML specification makes it simpler for applications to exchange
information by defining a common method of identifying and packaging data.
However, interoperability is easier if agencies can agree on common definitions.
The xml.gov site eventually may host an online registry that contains XML
definitions used by agencies, Royal said.