Origin of (Document) Species talk on Saturday in West LA

Rohit Khare (rohit@bordeaux.ics.uci.edu)
Fri, 03 Apr 1998 14:25:07 -0800

This is a dry run of my Brisbane talk for WWW7. Cheering section, anyone?
Carpool available with me; I have to drive back to OC afterwards since Adam's
in Monterey.


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Date: Fri, 03 Apr 1998 11:25:32 -0800
To: Web_Spinners@iics.org
From: Peter Benjamin <bvirtual@westworld.com>
Subject: RUSH: Web Spinners XML Development History April 4th Meeting

WebSpinners SIG

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LA Web Spinners Meeting Announcement

Date: Saturday, April 4th
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, lunch at noon for 45 minutes.

A special morning guest speaker, Rohit Khare, will give his talk
on a co-authored paper "The Origin of (Document) Species."

Rohit will tell us about the preferential adoption of SGML, CSS,
HTML, and XML showing us the evolutionary record that has led to
the ascent of the eXtensible Markup Language (XML). The importance
of achieving both a human- and machine-readable function declarative
language will be expounded in light of re-usable universal XML
DTD definitions.

XML will achieve a new level of information dissemination based
on function, not content, allowing a far wider range of use and
data collection with filtering to help with the information glut.
Come hear Rohit Khare's views on how this is going to happen.

Rohit Khare has spent the past years defining various Web
specifications for us to use. You will get a perspective on
why the Internet is so successful as a scalable technology
and how the theorists' academic approach to defining specifications
can be so successful time and time again. XML is the current end
product of Rohit's and his collegues efforts.

Rohit Khare joined the Ph.D. program in computer science at
the University of California, Irvine in Fall 1997, after
serving as a member of the MCI Internet Architecture staff.
He was previously on the technical staff of the World Wide
Web Consortium at MIT, where he focused on security and
electronic commerce issues. He has been involved in the
development of cryptographic software tools and Web-related
standards development. Rohit received a B.S. in Engineering
and Applied Science and in Economics from California Institute
of Technology in 1995.

Rohit Khare's full bio is available at

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The afternoon will be split between XML/DHTML and their
impact on IICS Web Site redesign. The creation of section
web masters to do their section redesign is going to be
centered around the most important part of the IICS, the
SIGs themselves. Building community within the IICS for
each Special Interest Group will be a key focus of the
new site design. SIG mailing lists, chat rooms and more.

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Tickets: $1 admission
$2 for handout copying costs (if any)

Pete Benjamin 310.821.5674 / bvirtual@westworld.com
Daniel Culbertson 310.450.4013 / theman@compuserve.com



Westside Pavillon Mall
Community Room
3rd Floor - behind Food Court
10800 West Pico Blvd, Corner of Overland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 474-6255 Management Office next to Community Room
(closed on Saturdays)

Free Parking - Parking Lot structure at East end of Mall.
Enter south of Robinson's May on Overland.



From 405 Freeway South, exit at Pico, at the bottom of the off ramp
turn left (south) to reach Pico, turn left (East) onto Pico, go
under Freeway for about 1 mile, turn right (South) on Overland,
and in fifty feet turn into Parking Structure's first driveway...
From 405 Freeway North, go 10 East - see 10 East right below...
From 10 East or West, exit at Overland, go North about 1 mile,
turn left into Parking Structure's last driveway...

Enter East Side Parking Structure just south of Robinsons May.
Use the right most driveway, the Express Ramp.
Turn at the second turnoff to the left and park.
Do *not* go up to the Mall roof parking.
Parking Level P5 has entry doors to the Food Court.
Enter through the doors, up several steps,
just past the Management Office door,
turn left into the corridor before the Food Court.
Enter the Community Room door marked "Room A"
on the left side of hall.

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INFO Fact:

FOUND ON THE NET: e-commerce (buying conducted over the Internet) is expected
to grow from $2.6 billion in 1996 to more that $220 billion in 2001.

Peter Benjamin Technology Scientist
(310) 821-5674 Web Design Consultant
mailto:bvirtual@westworld.com 3D/DB/CGI Programmer
http://www.westworld.com/~bvirtual Unix/Windows/MF
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