Resource Site: Eve's Maler's XML Advisory Column

Clueless about Extensible Markup Language? XML Doyenne Eve Maler Offers Expert Advice and No-Nonsense Answers in 'Eve's Advisory'

Online Resource Site Provides XML Information in Plain English to Satisfy Even the Most Curious and Confused in the High-Tech Community on This Next- Generation Computing Language


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, 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

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.

About Arbortext

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

SOURCE: Arbortext, Inc.