PLML is, I hope, an on-going project. It grew out of an occassion where
two sets of people were joined together - one set who had thought about
the structure of patterns for a long time, and a second set who were
variously involved in building tools to support pattern-usage in UI
design. This page simply brings together work I know of about, and/or
using, PLML. Let me know if
you have anything you want me to add.
- Participants at the CHI2003 workshop Perspectives on HCI
patterns: concepts and tools devised an XML DTD for PLML. You can
check out the workshop
site which includes the workshop write-up and report (pdf). The report (.doc) provides background
and context for its construction, as well as the DTD itself.
The DTD is also available from the hcipatterns
- Some of the participants of the The CHI2004 workshop
Human-Computer-Human Interaction Patterns: Workshop on the human
role in HCI Patterns put their submissions into PLML form. They
described to me how PLML had been useful to them in thinking about what to
put in their patterns at all, as well as how to structure them. That's what
I call success.
There is a
full description available of what they did in their workshop.
- Diethelm Bienhaus was a participant in the 2004 workshop and
says "I did some work incorporating PLML and DocBook and writing
XSLT stylesheets to convert PLML to PDF" Here are details of his extended PLML. I have some concerns
with regard to this particular formation (you can read them here if you're interested) and I believe that
Diethelm has updated his extension: however, this is the most current
version I have.