OASIS Provides News for XML.com

OASIS Brings Daily Content to XML.com

International XML/SGML Consortium Collaborates with Songline Studios and Seybold Publications to Raise Awareness of XML-Related Current Events

SAN JOSE, California. March 16, 1999.

OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, announced that it will provide XML.com, a premier Web resource for XML professionals, with content in the form of daily XML-related news.

OASIS will supply the popular "What's New" page from the OASIS/Robin Cover SGML/XML Web Page for re-publishing on XML.com. As a result of the new agreement between the two organizations, OASIS will become a content provider for XML.com.

"Part of the OASIS charter is to serve as a resource to the marketplace by providing reliable, objective information about structured information standards, including XML," explained Bill Smith (Sun Microsystems), vice president of the OASIS board of directors. "OASIS' sponsorship of XML.com will make our XML information accessible to an ever wider audience."

"Robin Cover closely tracks the daily developments that impact the XML community, and I'm happy that our partnership with OASIS makes this information readily available for XML developers coming to XML.com," said Dale Dougherty (O'Reilly/Songline Studios), producer of XML.com.

The new XML news section at XML.com will be called "The XML Cover Page." OASIS and XML.com will maintain links between the OASIS web site (www.oasis-open.org), the Robin Cover SGML/XML Web Page (http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/) and XML.com (www.xml.com). Sponsors of the OASIS/Robin Cover SGML/XML Web Page, including Graphic Communications Association (GCA), Inso, ISOGEN and Sun Microsystems, will also be sponsors of the Cover material on XML.com.

OASIS (www.oasis-open.org) is a non-profit, international consortium dedicated solely to product-independent data and content interchange. Focusing on product interoperability, conformance and market awareness, OASIS embraces the complete spectrum of structured information standards including XML, SGML and HTML. OASIS sponsors include Adobe Systems, AND-USA, Arbortext, Chrystal Software, Database Publishing Systems, DataChannel, Document Management Solutions Inc, Enigma, Folio, Graphic Communications Association, Inso, Interleaf, ISOGEN, Poet Software, Reed Technology, SoftQuad, Software AG, Sörman Information, STEP, Sun Microsystems, Texcel, Thomson and XyEnterprise.

XML.com is a collaborative partnership between Seybold Publications and Songline Studios, an affiliate of O'Reilly & Associates. XML.com's mission is to help IT and publishing professionals learn about XML and how it is being applied to real-world problems in information management, publishing and electronic commerce.


Carol Geyer
Tel: +1 412/963-1479
Email: geyer@oasis-open.org