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DocBook: XML/SGML vocabulary particularly well suited to books and papers about computer hardware and software (though it is by no means limited to these applications).  Organization: OASIS. More information: DocBook page on the OASIS website.

PROSE/XML: XML specification intended to be a standardized method for publishers to communicate job specifications to commercial printers. In as far as it enforces certain formats for its data, and thereby standardizes the "look" of the data, the PROSE/XML specification rarely defines its content data values. It is left up to the trading partners, to determine the proper values for the content data transmitted via the PROSE/XML specification. Organization: IDEAlliance. More information: PROSE/XML page on the IDEAllance website.

Shipment and Logistics Specification (S'nL): XML message specification for efficient communication among those providing delivery instructions, transportation planning, and distribution services for shipment of printed product. SnL is made up of a family of related specifications.  These specifications include: shipment plan, shipment notification, print order message, and goods receipt message. Organization: IDEAlliance. More information: S'nL page on the IDEAllance website.

XML Book Industry Transaction Standards (XBITS): XBITS is a Working Group of IDEAlliance and a Book Industry Study Group (BISG)/ Book Industry Standards and Communcations (BISAC) publisher and manufacturer committee that is designing standard XML transactions to facilitate bi-directional electronic data exchanges between publishers, printers, paper mills, and component vendors using papiNet as a basis. Organization: IDEAlliance. More information: XBITS page on the IDEAllance website.

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