As a result of the PreStrawMan work, a prototype XML schema document was developed and presented at the Edinburgh SEEK/National eScience Institute meeting on May 12th 2004. This schema attempted to represent an abstract model encompassing any data provider's representation of a Taxon Concept, and provide a specification allowing the exchange of information about taxonomic concepts between data providers and users. The protoype schema and documentation is provided (below). Discussion of various issues arriving from the StrawMan raised during the Edinburgh meeting and subsequently via this WIKI site are also detaled here.