Structured information standards are essential for computer junkies and programmers to learn.
So many acronyms, so little time – LOL
Defining Structured Information Standards
The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) drives the development and adoption of the web service and the e-business global standards. Members of the consortium decide democratically on the best way to define structured information standards.
Importance of the Internet
Where would we be without the internet? It has made such a difference for so many companies and people, personally, professionally and industrially that it is already difficult to imagine a world without it, even though it’s only been common place for the last few years. Would the World stop without it? Very possibly.
How to Learn About SGML
SGML in a nutshell means ‘Standard Generalized Markup Language’ and is a computer language which is used to create, manage and store information in a structured and organized manner. It tells the computer how to display the information which you’ve put in, and makes it visibly easy to read.
XML (Extensible Markup Language) is designed to enable the movement and storage of information in a standard format. A simple conversion of a file to XML means that you can publish your documents to the web, CD-ROM or print, easily and cheaply.
Benefits of HTML
HTML (or Hyper Text Markup Language) is so easy to use, that even the most novice (and simple) of webmasters can benefit from learning just a few basic principles of how it works and how to use it. Although there are so many ‘build your own website’ websites which promise that you don’t need experience of HTML it still comes in useful to have a little knowledge.
Structured Information Standards and Policies
How do you develop something that the whole world understands? Tricky huh. How do we make sure that all computers, wherever they are in the world, can understand and communicate effectively? Structured information standards and policies are the answer, and luckily those guys at OASIS have ensured that we have a structured information standards policy.
Compare XML and HTML
Can you compare an apple and an orange? Can you compare a dog and a cat? Not really! But you can certainly look at the advantages and disadvantages of each, you cannot eat an orange without getting sticky fingers can you, and cats are not good at barking at burglars! Maybe to compare XML and HTML is not easy, but we’ve looked at the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Programming and Structured Information Standards
Programming and structured information standards are vital so that computers all over the world can talk to each other. Aw, we don’t want a computer that nobody can talk to, do we? That would be so sad.