4.1022 Music & Hypertext SGML Standards (1/181)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 13 Feb 91 22:15:27 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 1022. Wednesday, 13 Feb 1991.

Date: Tue, 12 Feb 91 16:48 EST
From: "NANCY M. IDE (914) 437 5988" <IDE@VASSAR>
Subject: TEI and HyTime

There is an ANSI meeting coming up soon that might be of interest to
many participants in the Text Encoding Initiative. This meeting deals
with the standardization of Hypertext around an extension to SGML
called HyTime. What follows is the meeting announcement for that
meeting. I am enclosing it here since the meeting is a little over a
week away and it would be nice to have a few TEI folks join the meeting
even on such short notice.

Victor Riley
Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship (IRIS)
Brown University
PO Box 1646
Providence, RI 02912


operating under the rules and procedures of the
American National Standards Institute

X3V1.8M Secretariats:

The Computer Music Association Graphic Communications Association
c/o Larry Austin, President c/o Marion Elledge, Vice President,
P. O. Box 1634 Information Technologies
San Francisco, California 94101-1634 100 Daingerfield Road
USA (817 566 2235; cma@dept.csci.unt.edu) Alexandria, Virginia 22314 USA
(X3V1.8M document orders and service (703 519 8160; Fax: 703 548-2867)
to the music technology community) (X3V1.8M participant mailings
and service to the publishing
systems community)



Meeting times:

Saturday, February 23, 1991, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Sunday, February 24, 1991, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM.
Monday, February 25, 1991, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday, February 26, 1991, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM.
Wednesday, February 27, 1991, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM.

Meeting Host:

Graphic Communications Association (GCA), Norman
Scharpf, President; Marion Elledge, Vice President,
Information Technologies. The meeting is being held in
conjunction with the GCA's "TechDoc Winter '91" confer-
ence. TechDoc Winter '91, is subtitled "Interactive
Electronic Documentation (IED)." Tutorial sessions will
occur simultaneously with X3V1.8M meetings (in dif-
ferent rooms, of course) on February 25 and 26, while
the TechDoc Winter '91 conference will take place from
February 27 (a one-day overlap with X3V1.8M's meeting)
to March 1. There will be a tutorial on HyTime during
Tuesday afternoon, February 26, which the X3V1.8M com-
mittee may or may not choose to attend.

Meeting Location:

The Radisson Hotel
1600 N. Indian Avenue
Palm Springs, California 92262
619 327 8311


The usual mailing of papers contributed since the last mail-
ing, together with the most recent revision of X3V1.8M/SD-7,
the Journal of Development for the HyTime Hypermedia/Time-
based Document Representation Language (eighth draft), will
be mailed to participants of record toward the end of Janu-
ary, 1991. Papers should be received in camera-ready form
by January 15, 1991 by X3V1.8M Vice Chairman Steven R.
Newcomb, Center for Music Research, School of Music, Florida
State University R-71, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2098 USA.
(Voice: 904 644 5786, 904 422 3574. Fax: 904 386 2562 or
904 644 6100. Internet: srn@cmr.fsu.edu.)


Lodging at the Radisson Hotel is available for $119/night,
which is a special rate available to those who mention on
the phone that they are there in conjunction with the
Graphic Communications Association's TechDoc Winter '91
Conference. The phone number for Radisson reservations is
619 327 8311. There is, of course, no requirement that
X3V1.8M participants stay at the Radisson, but, since the
meeting will be held there, the Radisson will be the most
convenient (if probably not the least expensive) lodging.


It is possible to travel directly to Palm Springs by air.
It is generally less expensive to go to Orange County Air-
port and drive for a couple of hours to Palm Springs, par-
ticularly if you are renting a car anyway.


1. Prospective members and observers are welcome at any
time to participate in the current technical work of
the committee. (You can be most effective in conveying
your viewpoint if you can present it in the context of
the current work -- in other words, please be familiar
with X3V1.8M/SD-6, SD-7 and SD-8. If you don't have
these, they can be obtained for a nominal charge from
the Computer Music Association's X3V1.8M Secretariat.)
New participants are also urged to obtain and read ISO
8879 (Standard Generalized Markup Language). ISO 8879
is obtainable from the Graphic Communications Associa-
tion for $67.50 (156 pp.). You should also obtain
International Standard ISO 8879:1986/Amendment 1 from
the same organization.

2. As usual, a portion of the second day's meeting (Sun-
day) has been set aside for persons who wish to address
the committee on topics of their own choosing, relating
to the subject matter or methodology of the committee's
work. Mr. Brian Caporlette of the U. S. Air Force's
Human Resources Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB will
be presenting the recent revisions to the Content Data
Model (CDM) for Interactive Electronic Technical Manu-
als (IETMs) his organization has made in order to make
the CDM conform to HyTime.

3. New participants are asked (but not required) to inform
Charles Goldfarb (c/o Sue Orlando, IBM Almaden Research
Center, 408/927-2578) or Steve Newcomb (Florida State
University Center for Music Research, Tallahassee, FL
32306-2098, 904/644-5786) if they plan to attend.



Administrative matters, including: opening, approval of
agenda, introduction of new participants, and schedul-
ing the sixteenth (and possibly the seventeenth)
meeting(s). Technical work will include a review of the
changes to SD-7 made as a result of work done at the
fourteenth meeting.


Continuation of review of SD-7, particularly the appli-
cation of the "HyTime architectural form" idea to addi-
tional elements. Presentation by Mr. Caporlette on
the AFHRL Content Data Model as revised to conform to
the HyTime hyperlink and document location facilities.
Reconsideration of the "endsets" idea, which would
allow certain link end locations to be restricted to a
given list of generic identifiers.


Continuation of SD-7 review, including the generaliza-
tion of the time model to space and time.


Continuation of Monday's agenda. Review of the operat-
ing model of a HyTime engine outlined at the thirteenth
meeting. Possible adjournment to HyTime Tutorial in
the afternoon, which will include a presentation of the
proto-SD-9 document, "HyTime Review," by Messrs. Kipp
and Newcomb.


Enumeration of instructions to the editors regarding
revisions to the working draft of HyTime. Adjournment.

{Revised 91/02/12}