OASIS Announces Sun Microsystems Joins OASIS Members in Sponsoring the Robin Cover SGML/XML Web Page

OASIS Members, Sun, GCA, Inso and ISOGEN Provide Continued Free Access to Comprehensive XML and SGML Reference Collection

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California. October 6, 1998.

OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, announced that Sun Microsystems (located on the World Wide Web at sun.com) will sponsor the OASIS Robin Cover SGML/XML Web Page, a comprehensive reference site for information about open document interchange standards.

Sun joins other OASIS sponsor members, the Graphic Communications Association (GCA), Inso Corporation and ISOGEN International, in funding the independent Web page to provide long-term, free access to its library of information related to these important standards. The SGML/XML Web Page has been added to the existing XML and SGML resources currently available on the OASIS web site. The SGML/XML Web Page now has a new URL, http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/. Webmasters and other database maintainers are encouraged to correct existing links in public documents so that they point to this new URL for the Web site.

The SGML/XML Web Page is an industry-neutral, online reference collection of over 3,000 documents with information for the entire family of SGML standards, including XML, HyTime and others. The Web site provides comprehensive and cumulative information resources, such as: online tutorials and introductions; descriptions of XML/SGML groups; case studies on the use of XML/SGML within industry, government and academic sectors; detailed conference and seminar listings; categorized descriptions of XML/SGML software; contact information for software developers and service providers; technical reference materials for XML/SGML implementers and programmers; information on standards related to SGML; and answers to frequently-asked questions.

``By sponsoring the OASIS Robin Cover site, Sun Microsystems demonstrates its commitment to open document interchange standards,'' said Bill Smith, Manager, Online Information Technologies at Sun Microsystems and Vice President of OASIS. ``We believe in the importance of providing access to the wealth of unbiased electronic publishing standards reference information found on the SGML/XML Web Page.''

``Sun's sponsorship of the Web site is most welcome,'' said Robin Cover, author of the SGML/XML Web Page. ``Through the leadership of Jon Bosak (XML Coordination Group Chair), Bill Smith (XML Linking WG Chair) and others, Sun has visibly championed the case for open, non-proprietary industry standards applicable to structured information processing. Sun's evident commitment to the XML family of open standards under W3C is highly commensurable with our goal of providing comprehensive and industry-neutral information about XML and SGML.''

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. Members of the consortium include users and suppliers of products and services that support these structured information standards. OASIS sponsors include Adobe Systems, AND-USA, ArborText, Chrystal Software, Database Publishing Systems, DataChannel, Folio, Graphic Communications Association, Inso, Interleaf, ISOGEN, Poet Software, SoftQuad, Software AG, Sorman Information, STEP, Sun Microsystems, Texcel, Thomson, Xyvision and the Yuri Rubinsky Insight Foundation.


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

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