The Pulse of XML - Seminar at XML Europe '99

Subject:   The Pulse of XML
Author:    Laura Walker <>
Date:      1999/04/12
Forum:     comp.text.xml

Putting Your Finger on the Pulse of XML: Updates from Industry Experts

Seminar at XML Europe '99 (Granada), Hosted by OASIS

If you want to better understand XML and its role in your future, please plan to join OASIS for an information-packed dialog: "Putting Your Finger on the Pulse of XML: Updates from Industry Experts."

This special session, hosted by OASIS, will be held in conjunction with GCA's XML Europe Conference, 26-30 April, Granada, Spain. So if you're already scheduled to attend the conference, please plan to participate. The session will begin at 16:00 (that's 4:00 PM) on Sunday, 25 April in the conference center (Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos).

The central theme of this session is, naturally, XML. We've put together a panel of experts who will describe:

The content of the session will complement that of the conference. Our goal is to help make you aware of OASIS' current efforts -- efforts that relate to the implementation/application of the W3C standards. In addition to offering you a concise update on everything about XML, our goal is to help you discover how OASIS helps bring stability and order to the fast-moving world of IT standards work.


OASIS -- the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards -- provides tangible and symbolic support for education and advocacy of interoperable, standards-based computing solutions within an international arena where overlapping and competing standards, as well as incompatible implementations, frequently tend to fragment the industry. In doing so, OASIS provides a forum within which a company can help prevent this industry fragmentation. OASIS is not just a "watchdog" group, but a consortium of partners that participate actively in the process of enabling open-standards implementation. OASIS is working hard on several fronts through standards education and advocacy, and provides a wealth of online standards-related information and resources that contribute to a knowledge base which will supports decision-making.

By joining in, you will get the most up-to-date information on current OASIS and W3C technical work. There will be have ample opportunity to ask questions, raise issues, and make suggestions. Please plan to join us for an exciting afternoon!

Best regards,

PS - Because we're serving delicious refreshments, we would sincerely appreciate your RSVP by 20 April 1999, to Carol Geyer at


16:00-18:00   Putting Your Finger on the Pulse of XML:
              Updates from Industry Experts

              SPEAKERS:  John Chelsom, CSW Informatics
                         Francois Chahuneau,  AIS/Berger Levrault
                         Jon Bosak, Sun Microsystems - XML co-editor
                             and Chair W3C XML Coordination Group
                         Lauren Wood, SoftQuad - Chair W3C DOM Working Group
                         Bill Smith, Sun Microsystems - Chair W3C
                             XML Linking Working Group

18:00-18:30   OASIS Membership Information

18:30-19:30   Reception