An XML Standard and Three Last Calls
It's been a while since I last did a trip around the work being done by the standards organizations for XML and web services but I noticed a flurry of recent activity at W3C.
Newly minted is the recommendation for the third edition of XML namespaces. This is the standard that defines how XML element and attribute names are qualified.
Also coming out are:
A last call for the working draft on XMLHttpRequest. XMLHttpRequest is an API typically seen in browsers for allowing scripted access to exchanging messages between a client and server. The last call period ends December 16th.
A last call for the working draft on XSD 1.1 structures and the working draft on XSD 1.1 data types. The XML schema definition language is one of the most common ways of creating a computer-readable description of the structures and constraints of an XML document. The last call period ends December 31st for both of these documents.