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Miva and SoftQuad Partner

Miva Corporation and SoftQuad Announce Strategic Partnership

Companies Use XML and SGML Standards to Create Compatibility Among Products

SAN DIEGO, CA. May 03, 1999.

Miva Corporation, a leading provider of Web commerce software, today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with SoftQuad Software, Inc., a leading provider of multi-platform, standards-based content publishing tools. SoftQuad, makers of HoTMetaL Pro 5.0, an award-winning Web development tool, and Miva have used the XML and SGML standards in order to make their products compatible with each other.

As part of the strategic partnership, SoftQuad has incorporated various Miva products with the company's free HoTMetaL Power Pack. The HoTMetaL Power Pack is a complete application development solution for creating and testing dynamic Web applications for Miva Empresa, Miva Corporation's robust application engine.

"Our HoTMetaL product line, embedded with Miva's technology, provides our customers with incredibly robust and powerful tools for developing, testing, and deploying highly customized Web applications," says SoftQuad's Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Jonathon Sachs.

The HoTMetaL Personal Server is a SoftQuad branded version of Miva Mia and is a component of the HoTMetaL Power Pack. Miva Mia is the desktop edition of Miva Empresa and allows for desktop execution of applications developed using Miva Script, Miva Corporation's XML-based scripting language. Developers can create, execute and test applications created with HoTMetaL Pro 5.0 and Miva Script from the desktop before deployment on a Web server. In addition, users can move applications tested locally with the HoTMetaL Personal Server to a Web server enabled with Miva Empresa.

SoftQuad has also developed numerous applications written in Miva Script, called Power Parts, to increase Web site productivity. Power Parts, also a component of the HoTMetaL Power Pack, include a mail-to-order form, a banner ad rotator and statistical analysis tool and a robust password protection system with the ability to add and delete users, create and change passwords and various other customized applications.

"Miva and SoftQuad have both been involved with SGML and XML long before their current popularity within the development community and, as a result, are now able to offer cross-platform products that can seamlessly integrate with one another," says Miva President and CEO, Joe Austin.

About SoftQuad Software Inc.

SoftQuad Software Inc. is a leading provider of multi-platform, standards-based content publishing tools. Through its technological expertise in HTML, XML and SGML technologies, SoftQuad Software provides complete electronic document solutions from large-scale structured document authoring and distribution to Web site development and application delivery. Based in Toronto, Canada, SoftQuad Software Inc. is a founding member and active participant in the World Wide Web Consortium, the Internet Engineering Task Force and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS). For more information, visit or contact Jonathan Sachs at (416) 544-3000 or at

About Miva Corporation

Founded in 1996, Miva Corporation (formerly Htmlscript Corporation) is a leading provider of systems for business users to create and manage commerce sites and data driven Web sites using only a Web browser. The company's products are open and allow developers to script sites using the popular XML-based scripting language, Miva Script. Since its inception, Miva Corporation has provided its customers with easy-to-use technology that scales to tens of thousands of virtual domains per system.

For more information, contact:

Miva Corporation
2629 Ariane Dr.
San Diego, California 92117
Phone: +1 (619) 490-2570
Fax: +1 (619) 490-0548
Web site:

Miva is a registered trademark of Miva Corporation. Miva Mia, Miva Empresa and Miva Script are trademarks of Miva Corporation.

Prepared by Robin Cover for the The SGML/XML Web Page archive.

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