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The World Wide Web Consortium Issues XML 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation

XML 1.0 Testimonials

Press Release

Fact Sheet


· ACCESS · Adobe · Agranat Systems · Alis Technologies · ArborText · Bitstream · CNET · DataChannel · IBM · Inso · Junglee · Lotus · Microsoft · Open Market · Open Software Associates · POET Software · SoftQuad · Texcel · Textuality · Unwired Planet · Vignette · webMethods ·

"XML gives great possibility not only for PC world but also for embedded world. Logical structures in the documents will be handled easily by using the XML-based approach. ACCESS' NetFront, which is an Internet-access software for consumer area and industrial area, will support XML 1.0 and enable the processing of various XML data in a wide range of non-PC areas."
-- Dr. Tomihisa Kamada, Executive Vice-President, R&D, ACCESS Co., Ltd.

"Industry-wide adoption of the XML standard will make searching, reusing and exchanging electronic content much easier, enabling businesses to implement more efficient electronic commerce, content management and mission critical publishing solutions. With FrameMaker and FrameMaker+SGML, Adobe is committed to providing customers with the ability to create XML content from both mainstream, unstructured documents and complex, structured information based on SGML. As an active participant in the development of the XML standard as well as XLL and XSL specifications, we are pleased to support the World Wide Web Consortium Recommendation of XML 1.0."
-- Sharon Grimshaw, Director of Product Management, Enterprise Solutions Divsion, Adobe Systems Incorporated

"XML provides a key building block for the development of Web-based device management applications. As the leading provider of embedded Web server technology, we will give our customers the ability to serve dynamic XML from their products as part of their Web-managed control interfaces. We look forward to continuing to work with other W3C members to define standards based on XML for embedded systems management."
-- Ian Agranat, President, Agranat Systems Inc.

"It is good to see the very first version of XML leverage the full power of Unicode, thereby enabling authoring, browsing and more, in almost all languages of the world. Once again, the Consortium lives up to the first two Ws of the World Wide Web by promoting a globally applicable technology."
-- François Yergeau, Senior Technology Advisor, Alis Technologies Inc.

"ArborText strongly believes in XML's potential as the standard for structured information delivery across the Web. We wholeheartedly support the World Wide Web Consortium's recommendation of the XML 1.0 specification. As an active participant in the W3C's development of XML since work began, ArborText is gratified to see XML reach this important milestone. Having already released XML-enabled editing software (ADEPT 7) and an XML stylesheet editor (XML Styler), ArborText is dedicated to furthering the development and adoption of this important specification."
-- Jim Sterken, President, CEO and Founder, ArborText

"Bitstream is pleased to extend its support of the W3C's XML Recommendation. XML forms are used by Bitstream in its own layout tools such as Bitstream NuDoc. In addition, Bitstream's font portability solution, Bitstream TrueDoc, can provide typographic control for XML, XSL and CSS1."
-- Brad Chase, Director of New Media Product Marketing, Bitstream Inc.

"XML is an important new chapter in the development of the Web. As a content provider, CNET is extremely excited about the potential of XML both as a single format for publishing and as an extensible language for the aggregation and exchange of content with our partners."
-- Kenneth S. Norton, Director, Software Engineering, CNET: The Computer Network

"DataChannel is excited to support the World Wide Web Consortium's Recommendation of XML 1.0 and its effort to further advance web development and web based computing. DataChannel is committed to work with the W3C and our partners to contribute to the advancement of the web. DataChannel's ChannelManager was one of the first industry strength applications using XML. DataChannel's product line will continue to emphasize on open industry standards such as XML, HTML and HTTP."
-- David Pool, CEO, DataChannel

"The XML 1.0 Recommendation is another example of how open standards make the Web a more flexible and productive medium. XML 1.0, which simplifies the way Web programs 'talk' to each other and is designed to optimize network applications, better enables programmers to quickly develop technologies that will enhance the Web."
-- John Patrick, Vice President Internet Technology, IBM

"Through its full approval of XML, the W3C has taken another concrete step toward enabling the Web to fulfill its promise as a low-cost, high-quality backbone for commercial and business computing. XML brings to the Web three important elements for mission-critical computing: integrity, extensibility, and structure. Web based applications will be enabled by XML to manage the information assets and business processes that are integral to every organization's day to day operations."
-- Sebastian Holst, Vice President of Product Management, Inso Corporation

"As the leader in Web data and application integration, Junglee Corporation fully supports the XML 1.0 W3C Recommendation. As Web sites become more self-describing with the advent of XML, we will be able to scale our Virtual Database (VDB) technology by several orders of magnitude to benefit our user communities of online shoppers and job seekers. Moreover, VDB technology will also enable the smooth transition of the Web over the era of mixed HTML and XML usage."
-- Anand Rajaraman, Chief Architect, Junglee Corporation

"As the leader in web-based e-commerce, knowledge management, collaboration, messaging, and business productivity applications, Lotus is proud to participate in today's XML announcement. XML enables whole families of open, interoperable protocols for e-commerce, as well as for data, and document exchange. The Lotus eSuite WorkPlace and eSuite DevPack are already XML enabled, and we also plan to support XML in the Lotus Domino and SmartSuite offerings. We at Lotus firmly believe that XML is a key foundation technology for the internet, and are pleased to support it's introduction as a W3C Recommendation."
-- Nick Shelness, Chief Technology Officer, Lotus Development Corp.

"We are thrilled the W3C has moved so quickly to establish XML as the format for data on the Web. With support for XML in Internet Explorer 4, developers can build flexible, data-driven web applications today."
-- David Cole, Vice President, Web Client and Consumer Experience Division, Microsoft Corporation

"As a leader and believer in the open standards process, Netscape continues to support the work of the W3C and its ongoing efforts to deliver technology recommendations designed for the benefit of the entire industry. We believe XML is an exciting technology that continues to show great potential for Web developers and look forward to supporting it through its co-evolution with HTML."
-- Dave Rothschild, VP Client Products, Netscape

"XML marks an important step in the development of standards which will transform the Internet commerce, information commerce, and electronic publishing industries. As a contributor to the XML initiative, Open Market is pleased see XML gaining the reception it deserves."
-- Bill Bennett, Vice President Folio Products Group, Open Market

"Open Software Associates continues to look to the W3C to set important standards for the Web. We are already using the XML specification with our netDeploy product for automating software distribution and updating over the Internet and intranets. We support the adoption of XML as an important W3C Recommendation. It has the appropriate structure and flexibility for the coming wave of powerful e-business applications."
-- Graeme Greenhill, President, Open Software Associates, Inc.

"The World Wide Web is a collection of web pages with static text and images. By leveraging the power of XML the Web will become a dynamic collection of interconnected object databases all talking the same language. POET provides the object database products required to achieve this potential. XML's hierarchical structure and rich linking demand POET's unique functionality. In addition, POET's products are embeddable, and address the needs of both client and server-based XML storage. eCommerce and Internet/intranet content management companies are gaining a competitive edge in addressing XML by building on the POET Content Manager now. POET is extremely excited about the XML standardization driven by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and we are proud to support the XML standard with the leading-edge POET Content Management Suite, the scalable repository for SGML and XML."
-- Mike Hogan, Vice President of Business Development, POET Software

"SoftQuad is proud to have been part of the process of defining XML from the very earliest stages. The flexibility and interoperability inherent in XML will enable the development of customer solutions that have been beyond reach in the past. SoftQuad's significant history in SGML and HTML uniquely positions us to play a key part in the acceptance and adoption of the new XML standard, and as leaders in the field, we are committed to XML-enabling our products."
-- Peter Sharpe, Chief Scientist at SoftQuad and member of the XML WG

"Texcel applauds the W3C for issuing XML 1.0 as a Recommendation. Our customers, from the U.S. government to leaders in manufacturing and telecommunications, are pioneers in the use of highly structured rich document content, delivered across multiple media. XML will allow them to further incorporate the Web into their delivery strategies, while using Texcel Information Manager to manage their source information, including XML structure, content, metadata, and links."
-- Bruce Wolman, CEO, Texcel International

"XML only exists officially as of today; but it has already been accepted by the Web's business and technical leaders to a degree that is very gratifying; the number of implementations that are in place and working today is nothing short of astounding."
-- Tim Bray, Principal, Textuality; and Co-Editor of the XML 1.0 Specification

"Unwired Planet is pleased to support the XML specification, as it represents a significant technical advance, and will have broad implications in the wireless communications industry. We look forward to building upon XML in our UP.Link[TM] product line, and in our work with leaders in the wireless community through the WAP Forum."
-- Bruce Martin, Director of Technology, Unwired Planet; Chairman, Application Working Group, WAP Forum

"The W3C XML Working group has produced a specification that exposes the power of structured information to globally enable us in the next millenium. As the endless possibilities begin to unfold, Vignette looks forward to the future applications that can be wrought with such a powerful infrastructure."
-- Dr. Conleth O'Connell, Architect, Vignette Corporation

"webMethods congratulates the XML Working Group and the W3C on this Recommendation. XML heralds the beginning of a new era of Web Automation, making the Web truly useful for business, particularly for non-proprietary e-commerce and for application integration. As a member of the W3C and a leading provider of XML-based Web Automation and integration solutions, webMethods will continue to foster greater understanding and adoption of XML."
-- Phillip Merrick, President and CEO, webMethods, Inc.

Press Release

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