Human Markup Language

LIS News (via Slashdot) had this tidbit about a markup language for human characteristics. The full story is in the InternetNews article, Working on a Unified Code for 'LOL' or :). OASIS, the XML interoperability consortium, has founded a committee to develop methods for describing human characteristics through XML: The OASIS HumanMarkup Technical Committee (TC) will work to develop Human Markup Language (HumanML), a schema for embedding contextual human characteristics -- cultural, social, kinesic (body language), psychological and intentional features -- within information.