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SoftQuad Supports Internet Explorer 5

SoftQuad Software Teams with Microsoft for Launch of Internet Explorer 5

SoftQuad Software's HoTMetaL PRO 5.0 and XMetaL Enable Users to Take Full Advantage of New Features of Internet Explorer 5

TORONTO, Ontario March 18, 1999.

SoftQuad Software Inc., a leading provider of standards-based content publishing tools, today announced that its products HoTMetaL PRO 5.0 and XMetaL work with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 to provide an ideal platform for building applications for the Web.

SoftQuad Software's products are optimized for quick development and ideally suited to take advantage of the rich development platform of Internet Explorer 5. Together, HoTMetaL and Internet Explorer 5 enable professional- level web developers to create rich, enterprise-ready web applications with low support costs.

"We are pleased to participate in the launch of Microsoft Internet Explorer 5," said Roberto Drassinower, president and CEO, SoftQuad Software. "Our products take full advantage of the new features in Internet Explorer 5 to provide web developers with a more productive and efficient authoring environment."

SoftQuad Software's award-winning HTML editor, HoTMetaL PRO 5.0, seamlessly integrates the Internet Explorer 5 browser for effortless page preview. HoTMetaL's Resource Manager, an extensible object and asset management system, takes advantage of the XML and DOM (document object management) support of Internet Explorer 5. HoTMetaL also offers developers browser-compatible customization and publishing, using support of Internet Explorer 5 for scripting and web connectivity.

XMetaL, SoftQuad Software's new XML-based offering, also integrates the Internet Explorer 5 browser, and takes advantage of the browser's enhanced support for XML and CSS (cascading style sheets), to improve XML document authoring for corporate users at all levels.

"Internet Explorer 5 provides customers with the fastest and easiest way to manage and deploy Web-based applications," said Yusuf Mehdi, director of Windows marketing, Microsoft Corp. "We are delighted that SoftQuad Software is taking advantage of Internet Explorer 5 in its content publishing tools to provide customers with a robust, seamless Web experience."

Like Internet Explorer 5, all SoftQuad Software products support industry standards set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

About SoftQuad Software Inc.

SoftQuad Software Inc. is a leading provider of multi-platform, standards-based content publishing tools. Through its worldwide expertise HTML, XML and SGML technologies, SoftQuad Software provides complete electronic document solutions-from large-scale structured document authoring and distribution to website 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).

SoftQuad HoTMetaL PRO is a registered trademark of SoftQuad Software Inc. SoftQuad, SoftQuad HoTMetaL, HoTMetaL PRO and HoTMetaL are trademarks of SoftQuad Software Inc.

SOURCE: SoftQuad Software Inc.

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

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