July 19, 1999.
Martha Stewart and Miss Manners may have lifestyles and the rules of etiquette under control, but Extensible Markup Language (XML), the next-generation e-Content Web authoring language, now has its own doyenne in Eve Maler. Her Eve's Advisory column is the best source for answers and resources available today about XML -- courtesy of Arbortext, Inc., a leading provider of XML-based e-Content software.
Located at www.arbortext.com, the site provides free insights on XML, as well as a wealth of XML-related resources and links.
Hosted by XML expert Eve Maler, manager of solutions marketing at Arbortext, Eve's Advisory provides a forum for questions and is designed to give clear, concise answers.
The debut issue of Eve's Advisory, entitled, "Validation: It's a Good Thing," answers a reader's question about whether XML will free him from the tyranny of rigid structure in document authoring. Readers can send their own questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The site also provides links to resources, such as standards information, XML authoring tips, and calendars and agendas for upcoming educational events, end-user forums, and online product tutorials.
As a principal applications specialist, Maler founded and led Arbortext's Document Type Definition (DTD) team, which specializes in SGML/XML data modeling and DTD development. Maler was a founding member of the World Wide Web Consortium's XML Working Group. She has served as co-editor of the XML Linking specifications and currently participates in the W3C XML Linking and Schema Working Groups.
Maler is co-author of the book, Developing SGML DTDs: From Text to Model to Markup, the only book published to date on a methodology for designing DTDs. She was a long-time technical contributor to the Davenport Group, and served for several years as a maintainer of its popular DocBook DTD for software documentation.
Prior to joining Arbortext, Maler spent 10 years as a documentation technical editor and SGML documentation specialist for Digital Equipment Corporation, where she developed DTDs, converters, and ADEPT environments for the UNIX documentation group.
Maler holds a bachelor's degree in Linguistics from Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts.
Arbortext is the leading provider of XML-based e-Content software to Global 5000 organizations. Arbortext solutions enable companies to create, manage and deliver vital business information automatically via the Web, CD- ROM or paper media, speeding time-to-market while reducing costs. For more information about Waltham, Mass., -based Arbortext, visit the company Web site at www.arbortext.com.
SOURCE: Arbortext, Inc.