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From Model to Markup: XML Representation of Product Data



Joshua Lubell


Business-to-consumer and business-to-business applications based on the Extensible Markup Language (XML) tend to lack a rigorous description of product data, the information generated about a product during its design, manufacture, use, maintenance, and disposal. ISO 10303, also informally known as the Standard for the Exchange of Product model data (STEP), defines a robust and time-tested methodology for describing product data throughout the lifecycle of the product. I discuss some of the issues that arise in designing an XML exchange mechanism for product data and compare different XML implementation methods currently being developed for STEP.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the XML 2002 Conference
Conference Location
Baltimore, MD


Extensible Markup Language (XML), ISO 10303, product data, STEP


Lubell, J. (2002), From Model to Markup: XML Representation of Product Data, Proceedings of the XML 2002 Conference, Baltimore, MD, [online], (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created December 1, 2002, Updated February 17, 2017