The two principal online media are the Usenet newsgroups and the mailing lists. The newsgroups are comp.text.xml and to a certain extent comp.text.sgml. Ask your Internet Provider how to access these, or use a Web interface like Google.
- The general-purpose mailing list for public discussion is XML-L: to subscribe, visit the Web site and click on the link to join. You can also access the XML-L archives from the same URL.
- For those developing components for XML there is an xml-dev mailing list. You can subscribe by sending a 1--line mail message to email@example.com saying just
SUBSCRIBE. The xml-dev archives are at OASIS http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/. Note that this list is for those people actively involved in developing resources for XML. It is not for general
information about XML (see this FAQ and other sources) or for general discussion about XML implementation and resources (see below).
- There is a list for discussing XSL, the stylesheet language: XSL-List. For details of how to subscribe, see http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list.
- Andrew Watt writes that there is a mailing list specifically for XSL-FO only, on eGroups.com. You can subscribe by sending a message to XSL-FOfirstname.lastname@example.org.
When you join a mailing list you will be sent details of how to use it. Please Read The Fine Documentation because it contains important information, particularly about what to do if your company or ISP changes your email address.
Please note that there is a lot of inaccurate and misleading information published in print and on the Web about subscribing to mailing lists. Don't guess: read the documentation.
- Mailing lists in other languages
- Gianni Rubagotti writes: A new Italian mailing list about XML is born: to subscribe, send a mail message without a subject line but with text saying
subscribe XML-IT to email@example.com. Everyone, Italian or not, who wants to debate about XML in our tongue is welcome.
- JP Theberge writes: A French mailing list about XML has been created. To subscribe, send
subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Jarno Elovirta writes: a Finnish mailing list about XML has been set up. To subscribe, send an email to email@example.com with
subscribe XML-Fin in the message body. The list is also hypermailed for online reference at http://users.evitech.fi/lists/xml-fin/.