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XMP Lowdown By Bob DuCharme
Bob DuCharme introduces XMP, Adobe's RDF-based specification for embedding metadata into digital artifacts. Get ready to mark up your photos and images with Adobe tools. [Sep. 22, 2004]

Standards Selection is Vendor Selection By Jo Rabin
Just as the open source movement has changed attitudes to software and software vendors, so phenomena like RSS may be changing attitudes to the creation and maintenance of industry standards. [Jun. 23, 2004]

UBL: A Lingua Franca for Common Business Information By Dale Waldt
The essential facts on the Universal Business Language, the nuts and bolts for business documents in XML. [Apr. 28, 2004]

XBRL: The Language of Finance and Accounting By Dale Waldt
In the first of our new series reviewing industry XML standards, Dale Waldt takes a look at the what, where, who, and how of XBRL, the eXtensible Business Reporting Language. [Mar. 10, 2004]