Paul Spencer is an active member of the OASIS Technical Committee, and developed the XML Schemas for EML and the means of customising the schemas for various types of elections. He also developed the customisations for UK public election pilots and for the online electoral registers (CORE) project.
The UK Ministry of Defence was an early adopter of XML. Even though its use of XML was mostly compliant with the e-GIF, the MOD recognised a need to adopt stricter policies to gain the most benefit from its investment in XML. In particular, it decided that all XML artefacts (mainly XML Schema data types) should be centrally registered, and that no un-registered artefacts should be used.
Development of a policy for the use of XML is one of many projects that we have carried out for the MOD. The policy provided an introduction to XML, an overview of its use within the MOD, and a set of policies governing XML development.
Follow-up work included running several training courses covering XML, the e-GIF and the MOD XML policy and producing a proof-of-concept registry/repository for XML artefacts.
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