- Rick Jelliffe
name = Richard Alan Jelliffe
image_size = 200px
caption = Rick Jelliffe, 2007
nationality = AUS
citizenship = AUS
other_names = Rick
University of Sydney
title = CFO
website = http://www.topologi.com
Richard Alan Jelliffe (born
1960), commonly goes by Rick, is an Australian programmer and standards activist ( ISO, W3C, IETF), particularly associated with web standards, markup languages, internationalizationand schema languages. He is the founder and Chief Technical Officer of Topologi Pty. Ltd, an XML tools vendor in Sydney. He has a degree in Economics from the University of Sydney.
Jelliffe is the inventor of the
Schematronschema language; its core idea of using XPathto state constraints has been widely adopted and adapted. He is the editor of the ISO International Standard 19757-3 " Document Schema Definition Languages- Part 3: Path Based Rule Languages (Schematron)."
1999- 2001Jelliffe worked at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. The [http://www.ascc.net/xml Chinese XML Now!] website provides Chinese and English information and test files on XML. Jelliffe has also made an English/Chinese multilingual typesetting system used to publish PRC trade laws. He has been an invited expert on Internationalization to the W3C.
Jelliffe has made many contributions to web and markup-related technologies, with a broad range of concerns:
* native language markup: the need for markup languages to allow tag names in the native language of the users—adopted into
SGML(Annex J) and XML, based on Jelliffe's ERCS (Extended Reference Concrete Syntax);
* the availability of Unicode character references regardless of character encoding—adopted by
XMLand the SPREAD (Standardization Project Regarding East Asian Documents) entity set;
* the inadequacy of text formats without a reliable indication of encoding—adopted into
* the inadequacy of string formats for WWW use without an indication of natural language—adopted into
XMLwith xml:lang attribute;
* the need to make decisions about XML and other WWW textual notations based on engineering considerations—adopted into
XML1.1 where critical code points are unavailable in direct form, a redundancy which allows encoding error detection;
* the use of
XPathfor validation—adopted into Schematron, XForms, etc.;
* the need for extended schema languages—adopted into XML Schema ANY content model;
* developing schemas from standard or typical modules—strong in the book,
XML Namespacesand XML Schema;
* the result of validation is not only boolean—adopted into
Schematronand XML Schema's outcomes (e.g. PSVI).
Dealings with Microsoft
In January 2007,
Microsoft" technical evangelist" Doug Mahugh asked Jelliffe to correct Wikipediaarticles about some of the standardization efforts in which he was involved, including Ecma Office Open XMLand OpenDocument, suggesting that Microsoft could pay him for the time he spent editing Wikipedia. Jelliffe commented on the offer in his blog and this led to international press coverage. cite journal
month =January 22
title =An interesting offer: get paid to contribute to Wikipedia
url =http://www.oreillynet.com/xml/blog/2007/01/an_interesting_offer.html ] cite journal
month =January 27
title =Microsoft under fire in Wiki edit war
The Daily Telegraph
url =http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/01/26/wmicrosoft26.xml ] [cite web |url=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16775981/ |title=Microsoft offers cash for Wikipedia edit |publisher=
MSNBC|author=Bergstein, Brian |date= 2007-01-23|accessdate=2007-02-01]
The controversial decision by
Standards Australiato include Jelliffe on its delegation to the vote at the ISO on standardisation of Microsoft's OOXMLdocument format was widely criticised. Some considered Jelliffe too close to Microsoft to be impartial.cite news |first=Rodney |last=Gedda |title=Microsoft developer joins Aussie OOXML standards delegation |url=http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;445400562;fp;16;fpid;1 |publisher= Computerworld|location=Australia |date=2008-02-20 |accessdate=2008-03-31 ] cite news |title=Australian Delegation to the ISO/IEC DIS29500 Ballot Resolution Meeting |url=http://www.standards.org.au/downloads/080221_SA_Statement_on_OOXML_BRM.pdf |location=Australia]
* "The XML & SGML Cookbook: Recipes for Structured Information",
Charles GoldfarbSeries on Structured Information Management, 1998, Prentice Hal, ISBN 0-13-614223-0.
* Editor, "ISO/IEC International Standard 19757-3
Document Schema Definition Languages- Part 3: Path Based Rule Languages ( Schematron)".
* Numerous articles on the [http://www.xml.com WWW] , in print, and by [http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/1712 blog] .
* [http://www.schematron.com schematron.com]
* [http://www.ascc.net/xml Chinese XML Now!]
* [http://www.topologi.com Topologi]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Jelliffe — is a surname, which may refer to:* Derek and Patrice Jelliffe authors and researchers of pediatric issues, notably infant formula * Rick Jelliffe Australian computer programmer and promoter of the Microsoft Office Open XML document format * Smith … Wikipedia
Criticism of Wikipedia — Wikipedia is the largest free content encyclopedia project written by volunteers, as a result of which, it has attracted criticism. Notable criticisms include that its open nature makes it unauthoritative and unreliable (see Reliability of… … Wikipedia
Reliability of Wikipedia — Vandalism of a Wikipedia article. The section on the left is the normal, undamaged version; and on the right is the edited, damaged version. The reliabili … Wikipedia
Standardization of Office Open XML — Office Open XML Office Open XML file formats Open Packaging Conventions Open Specification Promise Vector Markup Language Office Open XML software Comparison of Office Open XML software Office Open XML standardization The Office Open XML file… … Wikipedia
Office Open XML file formats — Main article: Office Open XML Office Open XML Office Open XML file formats Open Packaging Conventions Open Specification Promise Vector Markup Language Office Open XML software Comparison of Office Open XML software Office Open XML… … Wikipedia
History of Wikipedia — Wikipedia in the news redirects here. For an overview of Wikipedia mentioned in other media, see Wikipedia:Wikipedia in the media Growth of Wikipedia redirects here. For mathematical models of Wikipedia s expansion, see Wikipedia:Modelling… … Wikipedia
XML — Infobox file format name = Extensible Markup Language icon = logo = extension = .xml mime = application/xml, text/xml (deprecated) type code = uniform type = public.xml magic = owner = World Wide Web Consortium genre = Markup language container… … Wikipedia
Schematron — In Markup Languages, Schematron is a rule based validation language for making assertions about the presence or absence of patterns in XML trees. It is a simple and powerful structural schema language expressed in XML using a small number of… … Wikipedia
Criticism of Microsoft — has followed various aspects of its products and business practices. Issues with ease of use, stability, and security of the company s software are common targets for critics. In the 2000s, a number of malware attacks have targeted security flaws … Wikipedia
Office Open XML — Not to be confused with OpenOffice.org XML or Microsoft Office XML formats. Office Open XML Office Open XML file formats Open Packaging Conventions Open Specification Promise Vector Markup Language Office Open XML software Comparison of… … Wikipedia