XML News from Thursday, July 7, 2005

The Sibelius Group has released Sibelius 4.0, a $599 payware music notation program for Mac OS X. This release adds MusicXML support (among numerous other features of less interest to this audience.)

The W3C Voice Browser Working Group has published the third last call working draft of Voice Browser Call Control: CCXML Version 1.0. According to the spec abstract, " CCXML is designed to provide telephony call control support for dialog systems, such as VoiceXML. While CCXML can be used with any dialog systems capable of handling media, CCXML has been designed to complement and integrate with a VoiceXML interpreter. Because of this there are many references to VoiceXML's capabilities and limitations. There are also details on how VoiceXML and CCXML can be integrated. However, it should be noted that the two languages are separate and are not REQUIRED in an implementation of either language. For example, CCXML could be integrated with a more traditional Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system or a 3GPP Media Resource Function (MRF), and VoiceXML or other dialog systems could be integrated with other call control systems." There've been lots of significant changes since the last draft. Comments are due by July 29.