XML group to create voting system specs

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) announced last week that it has formed a committee to develop a specialized XML standard aimed at improving the accuracy and efficiency of elections.

Billerica, Mass.-based OASIS said the new technical committee will work to develop an Election Markup Language (EML) based on XML technology. The EML proposal would include specifications for exchanging data between election and voter registration systems developed by different hardware, software and IT services vendors.

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