Accession Number : ADA313233

Title :   Publishing Systems Structured Test Number 1, Summary Report.

Descriptive Note : Test rept.,

Corporate Author : CALS TEST NETWORK WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Prassinos, Peter G. ; Lammers, Mel ; Howe, Albert S.

PDF Url : ADA313233

Report Date : 10 AUG 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : The DOD Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistic Support (CALS) Test Network (CTN) is conducting tests of the military standard for the Automated Interchange of Technical Information (MIL-STD-1840A) and its companion suite of military specifications. The CTN is a DoD-sponsored confederation of voluntary participants from industry and government, managed jointly by a technical staff at Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC) and Lawrence Liver-more National Laboratory (LLNL). The objective of CTN tests is to demonstrate and evaluate the interchange and functional use of digital technical information between industry and government using the CALS standards. Publishing Systems Structured Test No. 1 was devised by the CALS Test Network staff and several representatives of SGML-oriented publishing vendors at TechDoc XIII in August, 1988. The objective of the test was to help settle some of the issues that arose during the attempt to formulate an Output Specification to accompany the conforming Document Type Definition of Specification MIL-M-38784B ('MIL-B'). The approach was to obtain consensus on interpretation of MIL-B by having several vendors compose the same Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) text file, and then comparing the results. The consensus might then speed the process of developing the Output Specification (OS).

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *MILITARY STANDARDS, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, OUTPUT, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ACQUISITION, SPECIFICATIONS, TEST EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER FILES, AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE