This XML Industry News section consists mainly of links to company press releases announcing support for XML/XSL/XLL, beginning with January 1998. A separate reference collection is available for current press releases (issued in 1999). Some earlier press releases from Fall 1997 are listed in the document which references XML Industry Support. Major articles on XML in the trade magazines, as well as the more substantive refereed articles on XML in technical publications, are listed in the dedicated database sections: Current XML Surveys and Overview Articles and the archived XML reference collection. This page is experimental, and entirely provisional.
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[December 22, 1998] "SQRIBE Outpaces Competitors with First Enterprise Reporting System with Native Support for Linux." - ". . . announced the industry's first Web-based reporting system with native support for Linux, the popular open-source operating system software. . . the SQRIBE Enterprise Web-based reporting solution provides native Linux support with certified interoperability with databases from Oracle, Informix, and Sybase, and Linux documentation from Red Hat. . . 'SQRIBE's support for Linux and XML extend their already comprehensive OS, platform, and data interchange portfolio.'" See the earlier announcement from SQRIBE Technologies: "SQRIBE Joins W3C and Launches Initiative to Define Enterprise Reporting Extensions for XML. XML Capabilities Now Shipping in SQRIBE Enterprise."
[December 21, 1998] "DataChannel Announces the Immediate Availability of eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Implementations, Delivering the Most Advanced XML Framework in a Java-based Parser. Download Beta 2 of the XML Java-based Parser co-developed by Microsoft and DataChannel now available." - ". . .they have delivered the Beta 2 version of the XML parser (XJ2) written in Java that is being co-developed with Microsoft. This release brings the promise of XSL and XSL pattern matching capabilities to a Java-based XML parser for the first time. XJ2 includes significant enhancements from the Beta 1 version of the parser including: a validating XML engine, XSL support, and transformations of data." See also the announcement from DataChannel.
[December 21, 1998] "Datastream Announces Beta Release Of e-MRO. Datastream currently providing an electronic commerce offering for Internet-based MRO procurement." - "e-MRO enables Datastream customers to search for and purchase maintenance, repair and operations ('MRO') parts over the Internet through MP2 Access, Datastream's leading maintenance software application for the mid-market. e-MRO utilizes XML technology under a Microsoft-centric approach focused on Microsoft Transaction Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) and Active Server Page technologies."
[December 18, 1998] "Documation '99 West Explores Emerging Technologies for Managing Dynamic Content. Event to focus on XML Business Strategies, Content Management & Intranet/Extranet Publishing, Document Management, and Knowledge Management." - "[learn] what is possible with today's products, how these dynamic content management applications work, and how fundamental technologies such as XML will direct the future of content, document, and knowledge management solutions. . ."
[December 17, 1998] "New Internet Standard Approved to Streamline Process for Editing Documents on Web. UC Irvine Researchers Say 'Distributed Authoring' Standard Will Help Internet Fulfill its Potential as a True Collaborative Resource." - ". . . the new Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) standard will make it possible for web users in distant locations, whether separated by two houses or two continents, to write, edit and save shared documents without scuttling each other's work, regardless of which software program or Internet service they are using." For the XML connection, see the main database entry: "WEBDAV - Extensions for Distributed Authoring and Versioning on the World Wide Web."
[December 16, 1998] "U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Adopts Texcel Information Manager for Electronic Patent Examination Initiative." - "The PTO is implementing an electronic patent and trademark submission, review, and publishing process that is aimed at decreasing the time required to grant patents. Each year, over 200,000 applications are received, with each application taking over 22 months to process before a patent is awarded. . . Since processing and maintaining paper-based applications has become increasingly time-consuming, error-prone and expensive, the PTO is moving to an automated system using electronic documents. The PTO plans to begin deploying the automated system by 2001 and is projecting savings of $20 million per year. As part of this initiative, the PTO will incorporate electronic document interchange standards such as the International Standards Organization's SGML and, going forward, the World Wide Web Consortium's XML." See: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) [local archive copy]
[December 16, 1998] "Actuate Advances Web Reporting with Extensible Markup Language. Enterprise Reporting Leader Building XML Report Foundation for Web Data Distribution and Electronic Commerce." - Actuate Software Corporation "announced the incorporation of Extensible Markup Language (XML) technology into the foundation of the Actuate Reporting System's Web architecture. In Actuate's next major release, all reports will be deliverable in XML, HTML or as native Live Report Documents. . . Actuate plans to generate and support XML for both data and display report representations. XML Data Format reports are structured XML data streams containing report data that can be distributed and used by other Web applications, such as e-commerce applications, as a fundamental data source and the information distribution backbone."
[December 16, 1998] "AnaServe and SoftQuad Alliance Offer HoTMetaL Pro Customers Added-Value. Package Insert Saves HoTMetaL Pro Customers Hundreds of Dollars." - "HoTMetaL PRO 5.0 is a powerful, easy to use, development solution for authoring and publishing sophisticated Web sites. HoTMetaL's application server is a powerful server-based engine for parsing and executing dynamic Web applications developed using Miva Markup Language, the easy to master, XML-based server side scripting language, used by more than 25,000 developers. The application provides secure and scalable performance, constructed from the ground up for use in AnaServe's virtual hosting environment, and can be used on any browser."
[December 16, 1998] "UWI.Com Announces the Total Santa Solution[tm] XML E-Commerce Integration." - ". . . allows InternetForms to be used at all levels of the Claus organization, including gift-seeker requests, Santa-to-supplier e-commerce, and inter-departmental information sharing. Core features of the InternetForms System, such as the open XML architecture, client-side data validation, security, and non-repudiation were important factors in Santa's decision. The new system also allows Santa's Workshop to streamline electronic commerce with suppliers and trading partners, by providing a universal XML interface and opening up proprietary systems."
[December 15, 1998] "VRML Consortium Expands Charter to Become Web3D Consortium. Name Change Reflects Expanded Charter to Provide a Suite of Interoperating Standards for 3D on the Internet; Consortium Initiating Definition of Next- Generation Lightweight Component Standards for 3D Web & Broadcast Applications." - "The Web3D Consortium is a 65-member non-profit organization with a mandate to develop and promote open standards to enable 3D Web and broadcast applications. . . [As of December 15, 1998, the consortium has] initiated an internal, fast-paced process to define an interoperable set of lightweight and extensible component 3D standards to flexibly address the needs of a wide range of Internet and broadcast applications. This process has the backing and support of key industry members and is expected to promote interoperability with standards such as DHTML, XML, DOM and MPEG-4 to encourage the ubiquitous deployment of reliable 3D content." Cf. the proposed new charter and "Integrating XML and VRML: A Technical Discussion." The Consortium URL will become http://www.w3d.org [or: 'www.web3d.org'?]. More on VRML/XML: see "XML and VRML."
[December 15, 1998] "UWI.Com Integrates Java Into Award-Winning XML Software Line. Legally-Binding E-Commerce Forms Integrate XML and Java." - "UWI.Com announced today that organizations can now use XML and Java together to create intelligent, secure, and legally-binding XML forms. . . The new InternetForms Function Call Interface (FCI) Java Edition allows seamless integration of Java with InternetForms written in Extensible Forms Description Language (XFDL), the world's first open protocol for legally-binding XML documents."
[December 14, 1998] "Unisys Joins Wireless Application Protocol Forum. Participation Will Allow Unisys to Play Central Role in Shaping Mobile Communications Marketplace." - "Unisys Corporation . . . announced its membership in the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum. . . Carriers representing nearly 100 million subscribers worldwide have joined WAP. This commitment will provide tens of millions of WAP browser-enabled products to consumers by the end of 2000. WAP allows carriers to strengthen their service offerings by providing subscribers with the information they want and need while on-the-go. The WAP Forum has published a global wireless protocol specification based on existing Internet standards such as XML and IP for all wireless networks. WAP Forum membership is open to all industry participants." See more on XML at "WAP Wireless Markup Language Specification."
[December 14, 1998] "Arkona Announces XML Adapter for Universal Update. Support of XML Standard Gives Users Maximum Flexibility in Replicating Business-To-Business Information." - "Arkona's XML Adapter provides corporations with an immediate solution for distributing their semi-structured information throughout the enterprise and for integrating disparate information systems using XML as their common file format."
[December 14, 1998] "Netscape, PeopleSoft and Ariba Embrace Actuate's XML Technology Vision. Leading Web Reporting Vendor and Enterprise Partners Enable Advanced Electronic Commerce and Web Application Communication ." - "Actuate Software, [a] leader in Enterprise Reporting, today announced that Ariba, PeopleSoft, and Netscape have embraced the company's latest advance to incorporate Extensible Markup Language (XML) technology into the Actuate Reporting System. Together, Actuate and these leading Web application and e-commerce partners will improve e-commerce and Web application communication through the use of Actuate XML Reports."
[December 11, 1998] "WebVision and TrueSoft Form Strategic Partnership to Develop XML-Based E-Commerce Transaction Solutions. E-Commerce Trading to Benefit From Enhanced Online Exchange of Business Documents and Catalog Interoperability Using Emerging XML Standards." - "The partnership combines the strengths of WebVision's Internet procurement solutions and Extranet technologies with TrueSoft's expertise in Software Programming and XML development. Together, the two companies will integrate XML-based technology into the WEBtropolis Application Development Framework by WebVision to create dynamic, self-describing, electronic commerce services that can be leveraged across business domains."
[December 10, 1998] "Agile Software Launches Industry-Backed Initiative for Product Information Exchange Based on XML. Proposed Standard Will Deliver Dramatic Supply Chain Efficiencies." - "The effort will capitalize on the intelligence and flexibility inherent in the XML (eXtensible Markup Language) specification to deliver dramatic new efficiencies in collaborative product change processes. Initial partners in the Agile Software initiative include the National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative, Marshall Industries, and Solectron Corporation."
[December 09, 1998] "Sybase Previews Next Release of Enterprise Application Server 3.0 and Enterprise Application Studio 3.0. First to Marry Integrated Development with Enterprise-Class Deployment Platform for Enabling Sophisticated, Secure Web Applications." - Includes "support for generating and parsing XML as well as sending and receiving enterprise information encoded as XML. This includes returning result sets and serializing scripting objects as XML."
[December 09, 1998] "DPSL Announces X-netix for Web-based XML Delivery with Extended Browser Functionality." - "a software and services solution for delivering XML documents directly over the Internet or Corporate Intranets. Corporate and commercial publishers can now deliver XML documents over the Internet/Intranets without the limits of HTML."
[December 08, 1998] "Allaire Announces the Web Distributed Data Exchange (WDDX). XML-based Technology Offered in Newly Released Software Development Kit; WDDX.org Web Site Launched to Support Open-Source Technology Development." - "WDDX gives companies the power to create 'Web Syndicate Networks,' where the content and commerce assets of any Web site can be exposed as services to other Web sites. This technology will enable new types of business on the Web, and increase interoperability between varying Web application platforms."
[December 08, 1998] "Veo Systems Participates in Development of Next Generation Open Trading Community. Veo Systems Partners with CommerceNet To Complete Landmark Pilot for The Nations Largest Procurement Organization." - "The pilot enables authenticated government buyers to search across multiple electronic catalogs in a consistent manner by using XML (Extensible Markup Language) and a prototype of the CBL (Common Business Library) to standardize the content."
[December 08, 1998] "Bluestone Software Announces XML Server for E-commerce. Ready-made XML Platform to Provide Cost-effective Entry Point for Deploying Applications and Creating Enterprise Application Integration." - "Bluestone XMLServer, a 100% pure Java, Web application server that provides a fundamental platform for the distribution and deployment of XML (Extensible Markup Language) applications. Bluestone XMLServer fully supports the EJB (Enterprise JavaBeans) specification, yet goes beyond the commodity features of an EJB server by offering a comprehensive XML content translator, generator, and transport scripting vehicle."
[December 08, 1998] "Calico Technology Introduces Next Generation Marketing Encyclopedia System -- Smart Delivery 2.0. Smart Delivery 2.0 Offers More Targeted Information Delivery, Easier Integration with Business Applications, and an XML-based Architecture for Data Exchange."
[December 08, 1998] "Veo Systems Announces Support For Sun Microsystems' New Java Development Kit With Java-Based Parser. Veo Systems Leads Integration of XML and Java." -"Due to ship in Q1 of 1999, Veo Systems' XML parser will bridge the gap between XML and Java by being the first parser to support the Schema for Object Oriented XML (SOX) submission to the W3C XML-Schema working group. The Veo parser will combine unprecedented speed with XML DTD and SOX validation. SOX extends XML for e-commerce and distributed computing by adding strong typing, inheritance, global name spaces, and legal attribute values." [local archive copy]
[December 07, 1998] "Netscape Delivers "Gecko" Browsing Engine Incorporating Advanced Features for Internet Browsing Anywhere. Small, Fast Browsing Engine for Virtually Any Application, Computing Platform, Device or Developer." - "Because Gecko is the first and only browser technology to fully implement the latest W3C standards, it enables developers to build rich, dynamic web pages and web-based applications that look and run as intended across a variety of platforms and devices. This saves developers time and money while allowing them to deliver state-of-the-art content. Gecko features full support for open Internet standards such as CSS, HTML4, DOM1, RDF and XML. In addition to supporting these standards in the layout engine, a component of Gecko enables the user interface of applications to be built using these standards. See also "The Habits of Gecko" and "'Gecko' Crawls Out of Mozilla."
[December 07, 1998] "Microsoft Joins Meta Data Coalition to Foster Meta Data Standard. Announces XML Meta Data Interchange With Leading Repository Vendors." - "Microsoft Corp. today announced it joined the Meta Data Coalition (MDC), an industry consortium of fort-seven (47) software vendors and corporations, and transferred to the organization the rights to maintain and evolve the Microsoft Open Information Model (OIM), a specification for representing meta-data. As part of this agreement, the coalition will integrate the OIM and MDC's Meta Data Interface Standard (MDIS) 1.1 to provide the industry with a technology-independent and vendor-neutral specification to facilitate sharing and reuse of meta-data."
[December 07, 1998] "Unisys Demonstrates XMI Interoperability Between UREP Universal Repository and Microsoft Repository." - "Use of XML Metadata Interchange (XMI) enables UREP to show heterogeneous, enterprise-wide interoperability among development tools, object repositories, and data warehouses." - "Unisys Corporation today announced that it had demonstrated metadata interoperability between its Unisys Universal Repository (UREP) and the Microsoft Repository, using the World Wide Web Consortium's XML (eXtended Markup Language), Object Management Group's XMI (XML Metadata Interchange) and Microsoft's XIF (XML Interchange Facility) specifications to support the interchange."
[December 07, 1998] "Netscape Delivers 'Gecko' Browsing Engine Incorporating Advanced Features For Internet Browsing Anywhere. Small, Fast Browsing Engine for Virtually Any Application, Computing Platform, Device or Developer." - "Netscape delivered the first version of 'Netscape Gecko' its next-generation browsing engine, to thousands of Internet developers. Netscape Gecko -- formally code-named 'Raptor' -- reaches a new milestone for browser technology in speed, smaller size and full standards support. . .Gecko features full support for open Internet standards such as CSS, HTML4, DOM1, RDF, and XML."
[December 07, 1998] "Microsoft Announces Technology-Independent Open Information Model, XML Interchange Format for Meta Data, and OIM Expansion." - "To support the technology-independence of the Open Information Model, Microsoft announced the XML Interchange Format, by which meta data can be moved between any two repository products. Microsoft also announced the availability of the Microsoft Repository XML Import/Export Utility."
[December 07, 1998] "Viasoft Rochade Repository Supports Microsoft XML Interchange Initiative." - ". . . the company has demonstrated its ability to interchange meta data using XML and the Open Information Model (OIM) between its industry-leading Rochade repository and the Microsoft Repository."
[December 01, 1998] "Software AG and DataChannel Form Strategic Partnership To Provide the First Mainstream Enterprise Application Offering XML Capabilities. Partnership to Advance the Scalability and Reliability of XML by Transforming the Web into a Giant Database." - "Under the agreement, DataChannel will integrate Software AG's highly scalable XML data server with its RIO server. The combined solution will achieve the highest scalability, security and availability for Web-based XML transactions and Internet applications available in the marketplace."
[December 01, 1998] "Citec Served the Biggest Surprise at XML '98, Chicago." - "Citec is proud to announce the third generation of Multidoc browsers. The new superbrowser, MultidocZilla, was unveiled for the first time at the XML '98 conference in Chicago."
[November 27, 1998] "DataChannel Joins the Open Applications Group in Support of their Work with XML and the Supply Chain." - "As a member of the OAGI, DataChannel will further the Open Applications Group Integration Specifications (OAGIS) adoption in the industry." From earlier this year: "The Open Applications Group Supports Supply Chain and XML."
[November 27, 1998] "CGM Open Joins OASIS. International XML/SGML Consortium Expands to Include Web Graphics Standard." - "CGM Open is a non-profit group dedicated to accelerating the further adoption, application, and implementation of the Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM), the international standard for open interchange of structured graphical objects and their associated attributes. CGM Open is working with OASIS to integrate CGM and SGML/XML."
[November 27, 1998] "Excosoft AB Offers InterCAP ActiveCGM Browser." "InterCAP Graphics Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation, and Excosoft AB Monday announced plans to ship InterCAP's ActiveCGM Browser with Excosoft's Documentor tool."
[November 27, 1998] "Object Design and webMethods Announce Strategic XML Partnership." - "Object Design, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise and embedded data management solutions, today announced that the company has entered a strategic partnership with webMethods, Inc., leading provider of XML-based business-to-business e-commerce and integration solutions. This strategic partnership will enable companies everywhere to leverage the power of eXtensible Markup Language (XML) for business-critical applications."
[November 27, 1998] "UWI.Com and Computer Generated Solutions Offer Alternative to Document Imaging. Leading IT Consulting Firm Selects Internet Forms Pioneer To Offer Fully Digital, Legally Binding Business Forms." -"UWI.Com, The Internet Forms Company, announced today that Computer Generated Solutions Inc. (CGS), will offer UWI.Com's XML forms creation and distribution package as an alternative to outdated document processing systems."
[November 27, 1998] "LivePage Corporation Announces Shipment of LivePage Enterprise 2.0. Release Candidate Launched at XML '98." - "Support for XML enables this new version to store, search, and manage XML and HTML content using an industry standard SQL database, and publish the content "live" from the database using standard web infrastructure."
[November 25, 1998] "Texcel Announces Implementation of Texcel Information Manager At Philips Business Communications. Leading SGML/XML Content Management Solution Provides Improved Efficiency, Control and Production Time." - "Philips Business Communications intends to also use Texcel's Information Manager as a building block to implementing SGML/XML knowledge-based systems, Internet and intranet training, HTML-based user interfaces for products, and direct viewing and commenting in the SGML database via intranets."
[November 25, 1998] "POET Integrates FrameMaker+SGML 5.5 with POET Content Management Suite. Single-source SGML/XML Print and Web Solution for Technical Documentation." - "[Poet] announced an Author Plug-in that enables the POET Content Management Suite (CMS) to seamlessly integrate into the FrameMaker+SGML 5.5 user interface. Now users of FrameMaker+SGML can incorporate POET CMS into their production and publishing environment to provide them with a complete content management solution, all within a user interface they are already comfortable with.
[November 25, 1998] "Interleaf Announces Two Additional Early Adopters of XML-based BladeRunner. North Carolina's Department of Commerce and Practitioners Publishing Company Select BladeRunner for XML Initiatives." - "BladeRunner, has been selected by North Carolina's Department of Commerce and Practitioners Publishing Company. Under the BladeRunner Early Adopter Program, both organizations are using a pre-release version of the product to accelerate their XML knowledge and to prototype business solutions based on this emerging information standard."
[November 25, 1998] "IBM and Adobe Showcase New Web Publishing Technology. Browser Component Technology Leverages XML and Java for Viewing Visually-Rich Content." - "IBM and Adobe Systems Incorporated showcased today, at XML '98, a jointly developed XML and Java based browser component technology. The new technology will enable users to easily access visually-rich, business-critical information and view it on a range of clients from hand-held devices to desktop computers."
[November 25, 1998] "Xyvision Demonstrates SGML and XML Software Enhancements. Strengthens Support for SG/XML Linking, SG/XML Component Management, and Automated SG/XML Publishing." - ". . .demonstrated major new enhancements to its flagship products, Parlance Document Manager and Xyvision Production Publisher, at the XML 98 show in Chicago. These new software enhancements reinforce Xyvision's commitment to support SGML and XML, the Extensible Markup Language, as key elements of its long-term strategy. [Parlance Link Manager, XPP Integration Kit, Parlance-Livelink Application Suite]"
[November 25, 1998] "InfoType Simplifies Publishing Process by Converting Math Equations for Print and Web. TexTrans Conversion Tool For Math Expressions." - ". . .announced the availability of a new tool for converting math equations to SGML or XML for print and CD-ROM publishing, and MathML for the Web. Using InfoType's new TexTrans conversion tool, publishers can convert equations created in LATEX, a common language in math and science publishing, to multimedia applications quickly and easily."
[November 25, 1998] "InfoType and Arbortext Announce Improved Math Font. MathTimes Font Now Available for ADEPT Users." - "InfoType, Inc.. . . announced its intent to make their proprietary MathTimes Font available for users of Arbortext's ADEPT Series Software."
[November 25, 1998] "Object Design Brings XML to the Enterprise With Industry's First XML Data Server. Customers Hail eXcelon XML Data Server as "Exceptional." Enables Companies to Use XML as Data Standard for Enterprise Web Applications." -"eXcelon is a high-performance, highly scalable data server that caches and serves all information to enterprise applications and Web servers as XML."
[November 23, 1998] "IBM Weighs in with XML Technology. Introduces 10 New XML Tools and Applications, Web Site for Developers and Customers." - "IBM is showcasing at XML '98 a collection of XML tools, applications, and resources that demonstrate a company-wide commitment to XML. Most of these new technologies will be made available free to customers and developers from IBM's alphaWorks Web site. The nine new XML technologies are: Bean Markup Language (BML), The XML Editor Maker, DataCraft, Dynamic XML with Java, PatML, TeXML, XML BeanMaker, XMLTreeDiff, and XML Productivity Kit." [local archive copy]
[November 23, 1998] "Infoseek Launches Ultraseek Server 3.0. First Search and Index Solution To Support Automated Topic Generation. Ultraseek Server Now Supports Automated Creation of Browsable Topics, Indexes XML Documents, Offers SSL Encryption Support." - "Documents written in the Extensible Markup Language (XML) can now be indexed."
[November 23, 1998] "Texcel International Partners With Microsoft and webMethods to Submit XQL Proposal to the World Wide Web Consortium. Leading Vendors Collaborate to Create Powerful Tool for Conducting Queries on XML Information." - "XQL is a query language that is quite similar to the pattern language used in XSL (Extensible Style Language), with extensions for powerful general-purpose queries. As XML becomes widely adopted for documents and for exchanging data on the Web, the ability to query XML becomes increasingly vital."
[November 23, 1998] "Leading Consultant and Former IBM Executive Joins DataChannel, Inc. as President to Extend DataChannel's Leadership in the XML-based Internet Portal Market." See also the interview published in InfoWorld.
[November 23, 1998] "Innovision Announces XML Protocol Server with Development Toolkits. Second-generation product for XML protocols exposes core engine used in the financial industry's leading OFX server." - "The 'generalized' Innovision XML Protocol Server is built on the same core Java/CORBA architecture used in the company's OFX server and includes new XML development tools."
[November 23, 1998] "POET Integrates FrameMaker+SGML 5.5 in with POET Content Management Suite. Single-source SGML/XML Print and Web Solution for Technical Documentation." - "By adding POET CMS to FrameMaker+SGML, the author immediately gains functionality like multi-user check-in/check-out, tag-aware searching, version control, querying, and more from within the familiar FrameMaker interface."
[November 23, 1998] "SoftQuad Software Inc. Announces XMetaL, Latest XML/SGML Content Authoring Tool. New XMetaL Ushers in Next Generation of Structured Document Authoring. Delivers Unprecedented Ease of Use and Deployment for Corporate Customers." XMetaL is a 'full-featured XML/SGML content authoring tool.' See also the SoftQuad Web site.
[November 23, 1998] "Inso Announces DynaText/Technicians Edition, an Advanced Document Delivery System that Enables Technicians to Efficiently Install, Maintain, and Repair Equipment. DynaText/TE to Enable Complex Equipment Manufacturers to Reduce Maintenance and Repair Costs by Helping Technicians Provide Higher Quality and More Timely Service." - "DynaText/TE includes a 'conduct procedure mode' to guide technicians through procedures in a step-by-step manner." See also the press release from Inso.
[November 12, 1998] "Inso Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Sherpa Systems Corporation. Provides Enterprises with Integrated Product Data Management and Distribution Platform for Mission-Critical Product Lifecycle Information." - "Through the addition of Inso's significant expertise in XML and structured content distribution technologies, including component-level information management and assembly and both structured and full text searching, Sherpa will be uniquely positioned to provide the backbone for information management and distribution for the enterprise.
[November 11, 1998] "IBM, Unisys and Oracle Lead Initiative on Industry Standard for Collaborative Web-based Software Development. Companies Advance Final Proposal to Formalize Standard; Demonstrate Product Prototypes." - ". . . [November 11, 1998] presented the final proposal of an [XMI - XML Metadata Interchange Format] industry standard to streamline collaborative application development efforts on the Web. . . also demonstrated how disparate development tools and environments can interoperate using the new specification." [local archive copy]
[November 11, 1998] "Oracle Enhances Internet Platform with XML Support. Oracle8i, Oracle Application Server, and Internet Development Tools to Include Full Support for W3C Standard Data Language. XML Enables Portability, Scalability, and Interoperability of Data-Driven Systems." - "XML support in Oracle8i is comprised of three key components: The Oracle XML Parser provides programmatic processing of XML documents or document fragments. Oracle iFS (Internet File System), the new next-generation file system included with Oracle8i that gives users 'write once, read anywhere' content in a heterogeneous enterprise, will include XML support to automate parsing and rendering of data between XML and the database. In addition, XML-enabled 'section searching' in Oracle interMedia will provide more precise searches over structured documents." See the Oracle entry in the 'XML Industry Support' page.
[November 11, 1998] "Oracle8i Gives Content Management a New Foundation." - "The new products, Oracle8i interMedia and Oracle iFS, coupled with the aggressive support Oracle announced today for the exTensible Markup Language (XML) standard . . Oracle iFS uses XML for data parsing, data rendering, and document type definitions. Oracle interMedia text management services allow users to search and view XML documents, while giving developers enormous flexibility in application development, such as defining their own document classes. Oracle plans to extend these capabilities to provide broader XML support in future versions of iFS and interMedia."
[November 11, 1998] "Marshall Announces Initiative for Datasheet Link Automation." - ". . . announced today an initiative that would enable the automatic retrieval, indexing, and cataloging of electronic manufacturers' data sheets and technical papers over the Internet. The initiative, called ECMData, is a solution based on the eXtensible Markup Language, otherwise known as XML." See: "ECMData - Electronic Component Manufacturer Data Sheet Inventory Specification."
[November 11, 1998] "Wireless Application Protocol embraced by all sectors of Worldwide Wireless Telecommunications Industry." - "The Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum (www.wapforum.org) today announced 11 new member companies and the appointment of three additional board members. . . WAP defines an XML (eXtensible Markup Language) syntax called WML (Wireless Markup Language)." See "WAP Wireless Markup Language Specification."
[November 11, 1998] "SoftQuad International Inc. Announces Sale of Assets of HTML and XML Web Tools Subsidiary. Sale of Assets is Final Step Towards New Focus." - "the assets of its subsidiary, SoftQuad Inc., have been sold to a new private company, the principal shareholders of which are a private investor and certain employees of SoftQuad Inc. Also included in the sale is SoftQuad U.K., the company's European distribution subsidiary."
[November 09, 1998] "Arbortext Introduces Epic - the Industry's First XML-Based Enterprise Software System for Information Creation and Publishing. Includes Applications Tailored for Telecommunications and Computing" - "Also announced are Epic applications for the telecommunications and computing markets with additional vertical market applications planned in 1999.The Enterprise Product Information Chain encompasses the creation, management, delivery and use of document information related to a company's products and services." [local archive copy]
[November 09, 1998] "webMethods Announces webMethods B2B 2.0 for XML-Based Business-To-Business Integration Solutions. Offers New Capabilities for Inter-Enterprise Application Integration Over the Internet " - ". . . webMethods B2B 2.0, a significantly enhanced version of the company's XML-based solution that facilitates inter-enterprise integration between ERP applications, Web sites and legacy data sources."
[November 09, 1998] "Macromedia Announces Dreamweaver 2. Major Upgrade of Macromedia's Web Authoring Environment Raises the Bar for Professional Web Site Design and Production." - "[Roundtrip XML] Dreamweaver 2 now parses and respects a user's XML code. . . Customers can define XML tags using the new tag database, add new XML objects to the Dreamweaver object palette, and create property inspectors for editing XML. Dream Templates also support XML with Roundtrip importing and exporting between templates and XML."
[November 06, 1998] "Microsoft Brings IntelliSense to the Web With Beta of Microsoft Internet Explorer 5." - "announced the immediate availability of a beta version of Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 for technical evaluation. The Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 beta is designed to give IT managers and PC enthusiasts an opportunity to evaluate the technology, provide feedback and become familiar with the technologies early in the development process."
[November 06, 1998] "Intelisys Electronic Commerce Adopts Webmethods' XML-Based Technology to Further Streamline Procurement. Intelisys XML-based IEC-Enterprise Now Available." - "Now, with the Intelisys procurement application, large buying organizations will be able to use XML (Extensible Markup Language), an emerging standard used to describe information on the Web, to access supplier product information and search across distributed supplier catalogs, complete with up-to-date price comparisons and product information. Suppliers can use their existing e-commerce investments and will not be required to install any additional software. In addition, buyers will not be required to absorb the redundant costs of creating and maintaining product catalogs on their own site."
[November 04, 1998] "Discover Financial Services Choses Innovision XML Based Server to Power OFX Functionality. Online service to connect customers with financial information via Quicken, Money." - "The new service is driven by the Innovision Financial Server, an XML multi-protocol server that delivers OFX functionality through software applications such as Quicken or Money." On OFX, see: "Open Financial Exchange."
[November 03, 1998] "IPNet Solutions Joins CommerceNet, Pledges XML Support. IPNet Will Participate in Consortium's XML Standardization Activities." - "IPNet Solutions will participate in CommerceNet's XML Exchange program as well as other consortium activities." [local archive copy]
[November 03, 1998] "DataChannel Adds eXtensible Security Architecture (XSA) to Enable Unified Security of XML-Based Applications on Corporate Portals." - XSA provides the critical security functionality needed to migrate important e-commerce applications to corporate Intranets and Extranets without creating additional hurdles for end users or headaches for IT staffers."
[November 03, 1998] "ReachCast Announces First XML Application Server. Complete Suite of Products Creates an End-to-End Solution That Restructures Passive Documents Into Valuable Information Components." - "to create an end-to-end open systems platform for turning existing passive documents into interactive XML documents. The XML document allows organizations to capture essential data and leverage it to enhance decision support, ERP and e-commerce applications, as well as reduce IT costs and generate increased revenue."
[October 28, 1998] "Vignette Corporation Unveils First Syndication Server for Building Distribution Relationships on the Web. Vignette Syndication Server is the First ICE Compatible System to Leverage High-Value Customer Chains for Increasing Market Reach." [local archive copy]
[October 27, 1998] "ICE 1.0, World's First Protocol for XML-based Content Syndication Specification Completed. More than 80 Leading Internet Companies Agree on Standard to Extend Customer Reach and Lower Costs for Building Internet Value Networks." See also the database entry, "Information and Content Exchange (ICE) Protocol."
[October 27, 1998] "Vignette Leverages DataChannel's XML Technology to Automate Internet Communication via Vignette Syndication Server. The DataChannel XML Technology Enables Vignette Syndication Server to Allow The Exchange of Information Between Companies Using a Common Vocabulary. The First Application Compatible With the Information and Content Exchange (ICE) Specification."
[October 20, 1998] "POET Announces Immediate Availability of the Content Management Suite 1.1 With XML Enabled Web Factory. Built on POET's Object Server It's the First Complete Solution to Manage XML Driven Web Applications, Dynamic Web Publishing, and Structured Content Management."
[October 19, 1998] "DMTF Promotes Use of eXtensible Markup Language -- XML -- for Standards-based Management Solutions. DMTF WBEM Effort Ties Management and Web Technologies Together." - "The Desktop Management Task Force Inc. (DMTF) announced today v1.0 of its XML Encoding Specification for the encoding of the Common Information Model (CIM) schema in XML." For more on the DMTF's CIM, see the database entry "DMTF Common Information Model (CIM)." [local archive copy]
[October 14, 1998] "Veo Systems Announces The Common Business Library to Accelerate XML Applications in Electronic Commerce. Veo Systems Delivers Version 1.1 of Specification to CommerceNet and RosettaNet to Become Standard XML Components for Electronic Commerce." - "Built from existing standards, the CBL specification fulfills the promise of XML (Extensible Markup Language) by clearly defining a set of common data elements for the open exchange of catalog content, purchase orders, invoices and other business documents."
[October 14, 1998] "Adobe FrameMaker Outputs XML. Adobe FrameMaker Now Supports Word '97 Files and Easy Creation of Web-Ready Documents. Adobe FrameMaker 5.5 and FrameMaker+SGML now output to XML, Import Word 97 Files and Support Placed PDF." - "Create Web-Ready Documents: The ability to export to the Extensible Markup Language (XML), the next generation standard for Web content, allows customers to create and publish searchable content to the Web."
[October 14, 1998] "webMethods B2B for R/3 Now Available, Integrates XML With SAP R/3. Enables 'Inter-Enterprise' Application Integration and Streamlines Business Processes Between Supply Chain Partners." - "Using XML and standard Internet protocols, webMethods B2B for R/3 allows companies to integrate SAP's R/3 system with other information system networks of trading partners."
[October 13, 1998] "Microsoft to Deliver Advanced XML Support. Windows to Include Industry's Most Complete Implementation of XML and XSL." - "At its Professional Developers Conference today, Microsoft Corp. demonstrated the latest Extensible Markup Language (XML) technologies it will add to Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and the Windows operating system, including XML 1.0, XSL, XML DOM and XML Namespaces. With these new technologies, Microsoft becomes the first major software vendor whose browser incorporates support for many of the latest XML specifications coming out of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Now, the integration of these XML technologies into the Windows platform promises to make designing multitier applications for heterogeneous information systems faster and easier than ever." [local archive copy]
[October 09, 1998] "CommerceNet Forms Strategic Alliance With Ontology.Org. Success of XML for eCommerce Accelerated by Advanced Knowledge Representation Techniques." - "CommerceNet and Ontology.Org will study the incorporation of ontology to XML-based architectures, in a range of research projects and industrial pilots. Results will be integrated with standardization efforts." [local archive copy, or from the CommerceNet Web site]
[October 09, 1998] "ICE 1.0 Summit to Unveil Complete ICE Specification, Showcase the Future of Web Business. Vignette, CNET, Sun, National Semiconductor, News Internet Services, Among Companies to Discuss Building Internet Value Networks." - "The event will highlight the impact that ICE, one of the first practical business applications of XML, will have in creating the next generation of commercial Web applications, syndicated publishing networks, Web superstores, and online reseller channels, that are designed to dramatically reduce the costs of doing business online." See the database entry, "Information and Content Exchange (ICE)." [local archive copy]
[October 09, 1998] "Ariba Technologies Ships Release 5.0 of Market-Leading Ariba Operating Resource Management System." - "The new version includes Ariba Travel and EntertainmentTM that simplifies management of travel and expense reporting, an XML-based infrastructure to accommodate e-commerce standards, purchasing card auto-reconciliation, a comprehensive global implementation methodology, and more than 60 customer-requested features."
[October 07, 1998] "Microsoft Outlines Broad Product Support for WebDAV." - "Microsoft Corporation emphasized its commitment to customer-focused open standards by outlining its plans to use WebDAV in a variety of future products. WebDAV, or Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning, is a set of extensions to HTTP 1.1 that will enable people to read and write documents over the Web. WebDAV allows users to share and work with server-based documents regardless of their authoring tools, platforms or the types of Web servers on which they are stored." See the database entry, "WEBDAV (Extensions for Distributed Authoring and Versioning on the World Wide Web."
[October 07, 1998] "LivePage Corporation Announces LivePage Enterprise 2.0. XML Support Highlights New Release of Content-Base Management System." - "Support for XML enables this new version to store, search and manage XML and HTML content using an industry standard SQL database, and publish the content ``live'' from the database using standard web infrastructure." [local archive copy]
[October 07, 1998] "Interleaf Announces BladeRunner XML Publisher and Ships Panorama CDWeb Publisher." - "Interleaf today announced two new integrated CD and Web publishing products for XML and SGML documents. BladeRunner XML Publisher, introduced today at Fall Internet World '98 in New York City, is the industry's first solution for publishing XML documents to CD-ROM with automated incremental Web updates. Interleaf also announced the general release and initial shipments of the Panorama CDWeb Publisher, a functionally equivalent product for SGML documents."
[October 07, 1998] "Xmlu.com Announces Additional Services, Becomes a Division of Architag International." - "Xmlu.com will become a division of Architag International, a consulting and training organization devoted to providing solutions to leverage a company's information assets. Architag International will have four divisions: Architag Solutions, Architag University, Architag Press, and Xmlu.com."
[October 06, 1998] "Texcel Announces General Availability of Texcel Information Manager Release 2.0 and Information Manager Web Application. Leading XML Content Management Solution Delivers Updated Environment for End Users and Ease of Integration through ActiveX." - "Also new in the release is tight integration with Adobe Framemaker+SGML, which complements support for ArborText's SGML/XML ADEPT*Editor. Release 2.0 has been designed to integrate with additional editing, publishing, and data management tools adopted by customers." [local archive copy]
[October 06, 1998] "webMethods Receives Additional $6.5 Million in Venture Capital Financing. Largest Investment to Date in an XML Product Vendor; Accelerates Solutions for Business-to-Business E-Commerce and Inter-Enterprise Application Integration." - "webMethods recently announced webMethods B2B for R/3, an XML-based solution that facilitates inter-enterprise application integration between ERP systems and Web hosted e-commerce systems over the Internet. webMethods B2B for R/3 allows companies to provide their customers, suppliers and distributors with bi-directional, real time access to and from their R/3 applications over the Internet."
[October 06, 1998] "Interleaf Announces XML-Based BladeRunner Enters Early Adopter Phase. BladeRunner in Field Trials at Motorola and Shared Medical Systems." - "The BladeRunner Early Adopter Program allows companies to evaluate XML as an effective information standard and apply that knowledge to solve specific business problems. Early adopters will be able to test BladeRunner on Hewlett Packard Company's HP NetServer LX Pro, as Interleaf and Hewlett Packard are working together to assist participants in successfully deploying XML-based enterprise content management solutions."
[October 06, 1998] "Quick & Reilly to Offer Customers OFX-Enabled Account Access Via Quicken 98, Money 98. Innovision XML Protocol Server Will Be at the Heart of New Service." - "The Innovision Financial Server is the industry-leading XML protocol server capable of exchanging XML protocols including OFX. It provides the most complete OFX solution available and runs on leading platforms including Sun's Solaris and Microsoft's Windows NT. Built with Java, the Innovision server uses distributed object technology to provide a flexible and scaleable architecture for the most demanding environments." On OFX, see Open Financial Exchange.
[October 06, 1998] "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."
[October 06, 1998] "webMethods Joins V-Commerce Alliance; Enters Co-Marketing Agreement With Nuance." - "By using webMethods B2B, an XML-based e-commerce solution for the exchange of data between applications, Web sites legacy data sources and ERP applications, Nuance-based natural language speech recognition systems can be deployed up to 50% faster, since it reduces the need to integrate the speech application directly with the database or business rules."
[October 06, 1998] "Motorola, SAP, Visa, Broadvision And Others Team With Nuance To Introduce V-Commerce." - 'A group of technology leaders including Motorola, Inc., SAP Labs, Inc. Visa International and BroadVision, Inc, today joined with Nuance Communications to introduce V-Commerce. VoxML - Motorola's Voice Markup Language (VoxML), [which] simplifies the process of providing telephone access to content available on Web sites, is one of three new technologies which will enable easy and rapid development of V-Commerce applications.' See the VoxML database entry.
[October 05, 1998] "UWI.Com Releases First XML-based Software for Complex Business Forms On the Web." - ". . . released InternetForms Viewer 4.0.4 Gold and InternetForms Designer 1.1.1 Gold, the first software to fully support Extensible Forms Description Language (XFDL)." Sample XFDL forms. For more on XFDL, see the database entry Extensible Forms Description Language (XFDL). [announcement, local archive copy]
[October 02, 1998] "Established XML Firm Changes Name and Consolidates Services. Architag International: A New Name for an Established XML Firm with Added Capabilities." - Formerly 'Information Architects'. "This new name and company brings together all of the divisions that are currently associated with Information Architects, thus giving the organization a cohesive message and a defined suite of services: consulting under Architag Solutions; ongoing professional training through Architag University; and the <TAG> Newsletter and technology- and tool-related books published by Architag Press. [Architag site copy]
[October 01, 1998] "Sun Announces Availability of Java Embedded Server 1.0. Application Server Product Line Extends to Industrial Infrastructure and Consumer Devices." - ". . .commercial availability of Java Embedded Server, a small footprint network server that enables real-time deployment and installation of applications to remote embedded devices. Java Embedded Servers run on the standard Java platform, known as the Java Development Kit (JDK), as well as on the industry-embraced PersonalJava platform, the Java platform for consumer devices. The servers are XML-enabled, and are designed to be layered on top of any real-time operating system (RTOS), enabling developers to take advantage of the functionality and performance of these highly-tuned systems."
[September 28, 1998] "Object Design Announces Industry's First Database Suite For Embedded Java and C++ Applications." - "The suite includes new data synchronization and enterprise connectivity features via XML and COM/DCOM, enabling any ObjectStore PSE Pro 3.0 database application to exchange data with virtually any enterprise application or database management system."
[September 25, 1998] "Interleaf Acquires Technology and XML/SGML Expertise From SoftQuad. Acquisition Supports Interleaf's XML-Based Enterprise Content Management Strategy." - "Interleaf has purchased the Panorama product line, a leading-edge collection of SGML publishing and viewing products, to expand its content management and complex publishing offerings. The Panorama product line includes Panorama Publisher, Panorama Viewer, Panorama CDWeb Publisher and Author/Editor." See also the news entry, or the announcement from the Interleaf site.
[September 22, 1998] "DataChannel RIO, the First Two-Way Corporate Portal, Upgraded: Adds Platforms, Integration Tools, In-Browser Publishing. Designed for Additional Usability Due to Customer Demand." - "DataChannel's flagship product, DataChannel RIO, combines the power of an XML-driven database engine with real-time TIBCO notification working with Netscape's Communicator or Microsoft Exchange."
[September 22, 1998] "WebMethods Announces webMethods B2B for SAP R/3, Integrates XML With SAP R/3. Enables 'Inter-Enterprise' Application Integration and Streamlines Business Processes Between Supply Chain Partners." - "[Webmethods] announced webMethods B2B for SAP R/3, an XML-based solution that facilitates inter-enterprise application integration between SAP R/3 and other ERP systems over the Internet. Using XML and standard Internet protocols, webMethods B2B for SAP R/3 allows companies to integrate SAP's R/3 system with other information system networks of trading partners."
[September 21, 1998] "Cobalt and Miva Deliver Powerful, Open, Electronic Commerce Solutions. Partnership Enables Web Developers and ISPs to Deliver Flexible, Reliable Solutions to Clients with Mission-Critical Applications." - "Cobalt Networks Inc. and Miva Corporation announced a strategic partnership to provide robust, inexpensive electronic commerce solutions for web developers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). At the core of all Miva products is Miva Script, the XML based server side scripting language used by over 25,000 developers."
[September 21, 1998] "Ecosystems Releases DocBloc Technology." - "A DocBloc is a unit of publishable content expressed in XML. It can be manually authored and edited, or it can be automatically generated from a relational database or other data source."
[September 21, 1998] "Inforium Technologies, Inc. Changes Name to LivePage Corporation." - "LivePage Corporation's flagship product, LivePage Enterprise, uses the innovative Content Relational storage model for storing tagged data (XML, HTML, SGML), leveraging the benefits of SQL database technology for corporate content assets." [LivePage copy PR]
[September 16, 1998] "The Open Applications Group Supports Supply Chain and XML." - "Release 6 of the Open Applications Group Integration Specifications accelerates component integration and electronic commerce by adding capabilities for Supply Chain Integration and Extensible Markup Language (XML)." See also "OAGIS Release Six Now Available." - "Release Six of the Open Applications Group Integration Specifications (OAGIS) accelerates component integration and electronic commerce by adding capabilities for Supply Chain Integration and Extensible Markup Language (XML). In the report: Translation to XML. See the main database entry.
[September 16, 1998] "OASIS Welcomes New Sponsors, AND-USA, Interleaf and Software AG. International Membership of XML Industry Consortium Increases as Interest in the Standard Builds." - Also, "TechnoTeacher and VEO Systems have joined the consortium as contributors. The new members are all pioneers in the Extensible Markup Language (XML) and have joined OASIS in a common effort to promote that emerging standard."
[September 16, 1998] "Microstar Announces Availability of FastTAG Version 3.0 - A Powerful New Conversion Tool for Content Managers." - "FastTAG lets users convert existing corporate data to SGML and XML with a unique Visual Recognition Engine which will recognize, decipher and convert inconsistently styled documents - the most common and expensive problem when converting legacy information." [local archive copy]
[September 15, 1998] "Inso's DynaBase XML-based Web Content Management and Publishing Platform Implemented by Adams, Harkness & Hill. Leading Investment Bank Utilizes DynaBase to Automate Web Delivery of High-quality, Up-to-the-minute Financial Research to its Clients." - "Early AH&H calculations indicate that DynaBase will save AH&H nearly $100,000 in annual labor costs by reducing tedious, manual staff work by more than 1,500 hours." Note also "Inso's DynaBase Selected by Hearst New Media & Technology."
[September 15, 1998] "SoftQuad Introduces HoTMetaL PRO 5.0. Update of Award-Winning HTML Authoring Tool Offers New Power, Speed, Flexibility for Professionals and New Users. New Version Features Improved Performance, New Source Editing Capabilities and Unique Resource Manager." - And coming soon we hope: XMetaL XML editor. [local archive copy]
[September 14, 1998] "OASIS Co-Sponsors SGML/XML Japan '98 at World PC Expo. International Consortium Joins with GCA to Launch First Major SGML/XML Conference in Japan." - "World PC Expo will devote a section of the show floor to the OASIS SGML/XML Pavilion where leading vendors of SGML and XML technologies from around the world will demonstrate their products." See the conference entry.
[September 14, 1998] "Microstar and DataChannel Develop Partnership to Realize the Power of XML for Intranets. Integrated Products and Services Offer Cutting-Edge Content Management Solution." [local archive copy]
[September 14, 1998] "Sybase Licenses UNISYS Universal Repository. Repository Simplifies Management of Enterprise Development Life Cycle." - "UREP implements industry-standard models and services such as the Object Management Group's UML (Unified Modeling Language), MOF (Meta Object Facility), and XMI (XML Metadata Interchange), further advancing Unisys commitment to support industry standards." See the database entry, XML Metadata Interchange (XMI). [local archive copy]
[September 09, 1998] "Commerce One and Veo Systems Form Strategic Partnership to Develop XML-Based Trading Partner Solutions." - "Together, the two companies will integrate Veo Systems' XML-based technology into the Commerce Chain Solution by Commerce One to create dynamic, self-describing, electronic commerce services that can be leveraged across trading communities."
[September 09, 1998] Object Design Joins World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Will Help Define XML Standard." - "Object Design joined the W3C in order to participate in the development of the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) specification, an emerging universal standard for describing data. Object Design views XML as a major new business opportunity because the company's ObjectStore database is ideally suited as an XML data management solution, especially when applied to the problems associated with data interchange between disparate systems." See: ODI news archive.
[September 03, 1998] "Inso Corp. Announces Technology and Marketing Partnerships with Engage Technologies, NewsEdge Corp., Publishing Connections, Inc. and Resonate Inc. Partners' Market Leading Products and Services to Add Value to Inso's DynaBase 3.0 XML-based Web Content Management and Dynamic Publishing Platform." - "partnerships with these four market-leading vendors of Web-based products and services are designed to add value to DynaBase 3.0, Inso's recently launched XML-based Web content management and dynamic publishing platform. Inso and its partners will cooperate to insure effective integration of the partners' respective offerings with DynaBase, create a mutual statement of compatibility, certification and support, provide an escalation path within each organization. . ." [local archive copy]
[September 03, 1998] "Inso Corporation Acquires MediaBank From Bitstream Inc. Enables Inso to Provide Corporate and Commercial Publishers with the Industry's Most Comprehensive Media-Independent Publishing Platform." ". . . [also a] technology licensing agreement, under which Bitstream will license Inso its forthcoming XML-based PageFlex client/server software application. . ." [local archive copy]
[September 03, 1998] "Xyvision Previews Integration of Products with Open Text's Livelink at Seybold San Francisco. Introduces New Class of Knowledge Management System." - "Xyvision to integrate its two key products, Parlance Document Manager and Xyvision Production Publisher, with Open Text's Livelink Intranet. . . strategic integration will enable organizations to leverage the advantages of structured editing (SGML or XML), reusable information objects for multiple documents, and automated document production (print and electronic format) in an enterprise-wide workgroup collaborative environment."
[September 03, 1998] "POET Software's Object Database and XML Repository Support Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0." - POET Object Server Suite and POET Content Management Suite to provide full support for the Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 development system. [local archive copy]
[September 03, 1998] "Industry Leaders Advance IP Telephony Standard. 3Com, Cisco, GRIC, iPass, and TransNexus agree to support the Open Settlement Protocol." - "Industry leaders 3Com Corporation, Cisco, GRIC Communications, iPass, and TransNexus have teamed up to promote inter-domain authentication, authorization and accounting standards for IP telephony through the Open Settlement Protocol (OSP). OSP includes a "flexible and feature rich information exchange via eXtensible Markup Language (XML)." See the database entry.
[September 03, 1998] "Thomson Releases New Version of TEAMS, The Best-In-Class Enterprise Asset Management Framework For Media Intensive Applications. TEAMS Provides an Open, Scalable Solution That Manages The Entire Lifecycle of All Media Asset Types, While Leveraging Your Investment in Existing Technologies." A new TEAMS feature includes 'XML-based dynamic content re-expression'. See also the Architecture Overview.
[September 01, 1998] "ArborText Announces ADEPT 8 Release. Includes Enhanced XML Support, New Contributor Version, and NT-Based XML Composition Engine." See the ArborText Inc. home page.
[September 01, 1998] "OASIS Appoints New Board. New Leadership Provides Direction for XML Market." - ". . .new board of directors led by Simon Nicholson (Chrystal Software) as chairperson and Carla Corkern (ISOGEN) as president."
[September 01, 1998] "Chrystal Software New Product: Canterbury: Content Management for FrameMaker Work Groups." - "an out-of-the-box product that manages the information within documents. FrameMaker users need only to import existing documents into the repository to immediately transform their work group into a collaborative authoring enterprise."
[August 31, 1998] "SAP Embraces XML and Reaches New Dimension of Openness With the SAP Business Framework. XML Delivers a Powerful, Open Standard for a Wide Range of Interfaces And for Exchanging Business Information With Partners." - [Walldorf, Germany] SAP adopts XML for use as: "a data container for invoking BAPI and other programming interfaces; a content format for electronic forms; a data container for business documents, workflow information and reports; data exchange format between applications and users allowing open, secure data stream access. . ."
[August 31, 1998] "Allaire Corporation Announces ColdFusion 4.0. New Web application server provides enhanced features for scalability and productivity." - "The new release adds additional support for the Extensible Markup Language (XML) and expands connectivity to distributed object technology with support for the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA)." See the Allaire home page.
[August 27, 1998] "CGM Open Formation Announced." - "The CGM Open Consortium, an organization of users and vendors of CGM software tools, was incorporated recently in the state of Delaware . . ." See the database entry: "Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM). ISO 8632:1992."
[August 27, 1998] "Chrystal Software Introduces Lingua. New Application for Astoria Manages Translation Process." - "Initially available for Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) and Extensible Markup Language (XML) based documents and components, later releases of Lingua will be available for other component types."
[August 27, 1998] "InDelv Announces New XML/XSL Editor, 'InDelv TI'." Note: Rob Brown presented information on InDelv's development effort in "InDelv WYSIWYG XML/XSL Editor" at the XML Developers' Conference in Montréal, August 21, 1998; presentation slides are available. [local archive copy]
[August 27, 1998] "Enigma Announces INSIGHT 4.1 Electronic Publishing Software. Only Solution that Dynamically Modifies, Adds and Deletes CD-ROM and Customer-based Intranet Content." - "a wizard-driven production tool that automates the total production process, enables complete end-user GUI customization, and supports multiple data formats, including MS-Word, RTF, SGML and XML."
[August 25, 1998] "ILE Releases Free Localization Software. OpenFilter Software Prepares Files for Translation, Provides Commercial Tools the Means to Support the OpenTag Text Extraction Format." ". . . since OpenTag data is encoded as XML information, localizers can use it with many of the existing SGML-specific applications, as well as mainstream applications that are beginning to announce support for XML." See also the recent post
[August 24, 1998] "Inso Announces Availability of Version 3.0 of the Award-Winning DynaBase Web Content Management and Dynamic Web Publishing System. Delivers Unprecedented Support for XML, Adds Workflow, Automatic Conversion-to-HTML, Java Client and Java Command Line Interface, Enhances Performance, Security and Replication."
[August 24, 1998] "FSTC Publishes the Bank Internet Payment System (BIPS) Specification." - "FSTC announced today that its Bank Internet Payment System (BIPS) specification has been released for public review and comment. . . BIPS instruction messages and their responses conform to the Extensible Markup Language (XML) standard which can be verified and interpreted by freely available XML parsers." See the database entry.
[August 22, 1998] "POET Software Offers Free Download of Evaluation Versions of its Content Management Suite. XML-Savvy POET CMS Allows Users to Conduct Hands-on Testing, Prior to Purchase Decision." See download page. [local archive copy]
[August 20, 1998] "DataChannel and Microsoft Co-Develop Enhanced Version of Leading XML Technology for Java. Brings the Power of XML to Java Developers." - "... have collaborated to deliver XML technology, specifically, an enhanced XML parser written in the Java language. . ." See also the FAQ document from DataChannel. [local archive copy]
[August 18, 1998] "W3C Publishes First Public Working Draft of XSL 1.0. Additional Style Sheet Language Extends Web Developer Toolkit." See the database entry for Extensible Style[Sheet] Language (XSL).
[August 18, 1998] "Sequoia Software Demonstrates First XML-Based Content Management System with SQL 7.0 and VBA at COMDEX/Fall '98." - "Microsoft Corporation and Sequoia Software Corporation are introducing the first XML-based content management system, Sequoia Interchange98, running with SQL 7.0 and VBA (Visual Basic for Applications), at COMDEX/Fall '98 on November 16-20, 1998, in Las Vegas. Sequoia's use of SQL Server 7.0 and VBA will be demonstrated at COMDEX/Fall '98 in the Microsoft Partner Pavilion and coincides with Microsoft's official global launch of Microsoft SQL Server 7.0."
[August 18, 1998] "Bluestone Software Delivers Enterprise JavaBean Support That Co-Exists With Other Distributed Component Models. Available Today, Sapphire/Web Application Server Framework Features EJB Support, XML Support, and Proxy-based Load Balance Broker." - ". . . advanced capability allows an EJB application server to read XML from any source (another EJB, a file, a CORBA object, etc.) and output XML to any source."
[August 17, 1998] "Object Design Announces XML Object Manager." - "First Tool For Creating Data-Driven Web Applications Using XML. XML Object Manager Lets Companies Add Dynamic Processing To Web Applications Quickly and Easily." - See XML Object Manager description. [local archive copy]
[August 17, 1998] "UWI.Com Unveils First XML-Based Protocol for Complex Business Forms on the Web." - "UWI.Com has unveiled Extensible Forms Description Language (XFDL). . ." [See: Extensible Forms Description Language (XFDL).]
[August 12, 1998] "Major Health System Commits To XML-Based IT Environment. St. John Medical Center is First End-user Licensee of Sequoia Interchange '98." - "the first announcement by any major health system in the nation to link all future clinical applications through an XML-based back office technology that allows unprecedented electronic access to medical records and clinical data."
[August 11, 1998] "Sybase Announces Strategy and Roadmap For Enterprise Development and Deployment. Company Introduces Enterprise Application Studio." - "[to include] support for generating and parsing XML, which promises to transform the Internet by providing a universal, high-level data exchange standard. In Vineyard, the Sybase Enterprise Application Server will provide new support for sending and receiving enterprise information encoded as XML."
[August 10, 1998] "DHL Incorporates webMethods' XML-Based Technology Into International Shipping Software." - "DHL Worldwide Express has incorporated the company's XML-based technology into DHL Connect, a software application designed to streamline the international shipping process. DHL Worldwide Express is the world's largest and most experienced international air express network, serving more than 635,000 destinations in more than 220 countries."
[August 10, 1998] "POET Software Announces Modular Java Object Database for Embedded Devices. 'Navajo' Is Ideal for a Broad Range of Embedded Devices From Cellular Phones To PDAs to Automobiles. Ericsson Is First to Partner With POET to Define New Database" - "[Because] the embedded device market has very unique requirements, such as power consumption, unique hardware and memory constraints. . . [this database design] requires a new architecture that provides a small footprint transactional object database foundation, with separate modular extensions that provide valuable add-on features like two-phase commit, XML and more."
[August 07, 1998] "MedQuist & Sequoia Software Strategic Partnership to Spur Access, Delivery and Storage of Electronic Medical Transcriptions. XML Based Backoffice for Healthcare links 'Best of Breed' Healthcare Solutions." [local archive copy]
[August 07, 1998] "USWeb Cornerstone Implements an Internet-based Directory Publishing System at Carroll Publishing. Sophisticated XML and Relational Database System Integrates Content Management and Online Publishing using Texcel's Information Manager." - ". . . products from Texcel, Arbortext, and Microsoft were selected. Texcel's Information Manager forms the basis of the XML repository. Arbortext's Adept Editor, Adept Publisher for Unix, and Adept Command Language provide the XML editors and Postscript publishing functions. Microsoft's SQL Server and IIS/Active Server Pages are used to dynamically generate directory web pages."
[August 06, 1998] "Digital Commerce Corporation Provides Intuitive User Interface for U.S. Government E-Commerce Catalog Pilot Program. GSA, NASA, DISA and DLA and the Department of the Navy Partner to Demonstrate New Technology Capabilities." - Digital Commerce is to supply the user interface. "The catalog test program, based in Washington DC, is now in its pilot test phase after a comprehensive study revealed that the Federal Government could save in repetitive annual costs associated with the development and maintenance of multi inter-agency procurement catalogs. Electronic catalog XML-based interoperability tests have been designed to demonstrate the technical feasibility and the economic benefits that Federal agencies would reap upon mass adoption of the emerging technology."
[August 05, 1998] "Feeding the Internet's rapid growth, DataChannel announces XML-enabled next generation data integration services as part of the Professional Services Division. Norbert Mikula, XML pioneer, heads up Data Integration Services." - ". . . due to customer demand of the professional services division at DataChannel, the company is providing data integration services geared for an XML-enabled world. These services will be led by Norbert Mikula, recently elected Chief Technology Officer of OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards."
[August 05, 1998]"AMAZON.COM Acquires Two Leading Internet Companies. Innovators PlanetAll and Junglee to Enrich Customers' E-Commerce Experience." - See the Junglee Corporation database entry for the XML connection.
[August 04, 1998] "New XML Electronic Commerce Repository Proposal Announced." - See the database entry: "XML/EDI Repository Working Group."
[August 03, 1998] "DataChannel and Pipeline UK Form Strategic Alliance to Provide Internet Infrastructure Products and Services to the United Kingdom." - "Pipeline UK is using DataChannel RIO as a framework for their Avaline products and services. The Avaline Enterprise powered by DataChannel RIO solution gives corporations the ability to provide valuable content to users based on their corporate profile and personalization requirements. This intelligent framework utilizes XML as the data standard and the DataChannel RIO engine to route data through the enterprise."
[August 03, 1998] "CommerceNet Member Companies And Federal Agencies Launch Pilot To Ensure Government Catalogs Can Work Together. GSA, NASA, DISA, DLA, and the Department of the Navy Partner to Demonstrate New Technology Capabilities." - The technology making this possible is based on the CommerceNet eCo Framework and XML, the Extensible Markup Language that expands the utility of current Worldwide Web pages. . ." [local archive copy, or see the announcement on the Digital Commerce site]
[August 03, 1998] "Texcel Secures Round of $5 Million to Finance Growth and Accelerate Product Development." Texcel ... a pioneer in the new XML standard for the Web, today announced that it has secured a $5 million round of financing through a private placement."
[July 28, 1998] "Oracle Unveils Repository Roadmap to Help Corporations Better Manage Enterprise Information. Oracle Repository 7 Offers Enterprise Meta Data Management, Supports Open Standards for Java, UML and XML."
[July 27, 1998] "OASIS Assumes Responsibility for DocBook DTD. SGML/XML Industry Consortium Takes Ownership of Documentation DTD." See also: the post from Eve Maler and "Davenport Group: DocBook DTD." [local archive copy]
[July 27, 1998] "Work Management Solutions' Account4 -- Web-Based Workgroup Software for Real-Time Work Tracking in Thin-Client Environment. - "As an additional benefit of the Web environment, Account4 also offers the first and only workgroup management software solution fully compliant with the XML standard - allowing end-users the ability to customize pages that will support future trends and operating systems."
[July 27, 1998] "C2B Unveils the First Comprehensive Online Shopping Platform for Consumers That Addresses Content, Commerce, Ease-of-Use." - "The C2B shopping platform has two deployment models: a template approach in which destination sites can easily and quickly insert their branding, and an API-based approach in which sites maintain their own user interface and use C2B APIs in Java or XML to make calls into the shopping platform sub-systems."
[July 27, 1998] "Lexmark joins e-commerce pilot to give customers easier and better way to compare products on the Web. Printer catalog plays key role in CommerceNet project." - "This Catalog Interoperability pilot will implement the XML (eXtensible Mark-up Language) protocol which allows customers to compare apples to apples' rather than 'apples to everything' which current text-based search engines provide."
[July 22, 1998] "VRML Consortium Expands Charter to Include Multiple 3D Technologies for the Web. Consortium Launches Next-Generation VRML Standard Process Including Source Code of Sample Implementations." - "...the next generation of VRML which is expected to include XML and DHTML Integration." [local archive copy]
[July 21, 1998] "Microsoft Announces Chromeffects Software Development Kit. Next-Generation Interactive Media Toolkit to Spark a New Genre Of Tools, Applications and Interactive Media Content." - For 2-D, "a set of XML tags, based on the Vector Markup Language (VML) proposed standard, can be used to generate complex animated artwork integrated with HTML content without using script; for 3-D, Chromeffects provides a library of XML tags and a real-time 3-D rendering engine for adding 3-D objects, scene objects, textures, animations, interactivity and lighting to content; for Sound. Chromeffects allows developers to use XML tags to insert wave audio and MIDI into a scene with controls for various playback methods, volume, pan and muting. . ." [local archive copy]
[July 20, 1998] "ArborText Selects The Horn Group for Public Relations." - "The Horn Group will work with ArborText as they establish and build brand equity around ArborText as a next generation document software vendor with a strong technology foundation in Extensible Markup Language (XML)."
[July 20, 1998] W3C releases new DOM Working Draft, Version 1.0, Level 1. - See the DB entry, Document Object Model (XML).
[July 18, 1998] "Interleaf's BladeRunner Content Management Solution Enables Microsoft Word Users to Create Valid XML. Company Announces the Industry's First End-to-End Content Management System." - "BladeRunner addresses the three critical areas of XML content management: creation, management, and publishing." [local archive copy]
[July 17, 1998] "DataChannel extends DataChannel RIO's Openness and Flexibility with Quick and Easy XML Integration for Lotus Notes and Microsoft Active Server Pages." - DataChannel is making its "jumpstart" kits available for free in order to further accelerate the already rapid adoption of XML on the Web.
[July 17, 1998] "Innovision Releases Versions 1.5 of Financial Server, Client Toolkit Products XML-based products support OFX, other open financial protocols." - The new versions are based on the latest release of the Open Financial Exchange (OFX) specification posted to the OFX Web site (www.ofx.net) earlier this month.
[July 17, 1998] "CommerceNet Acquires XML Exchange From XMLSolutions. Foundation for Global eRegistry Service Vital to XML-based Electronic Commerce." - "Only ten weeks after its initial launch, the XML Exchange (http://www.xmlx.com) has been acquired [by CommerceNet]." CommerceNet's XML Exchange will be 'a component of its eRegistry Service'. [local archive copy]
[July 14, 1998] "Allaire Releases HomeSite 4.0 Beta. More than 75,000 registered users to test product." - "HomeSite 4.0 will support the latest Web standards including XML and the Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL). . ."
[June 30, 1998] "Michael Maziarka To Head Document Software Strategies Consulting Service at CAP Ventures." - ". . . named Director of CAP Ventures' Document Software Strategies (DSS) Consulting Service, [which] focuses on document computing software, including Document Management, Groupware, Content Management and Intranet Publishing, and XML applications."
[June 25, 1998] "IBM Partners with PLATINUM technology to Deliver Industry-leading Data Modeling Companies integrate PLATINUM ERwin into IBM VisualAge." - "IBM and PLATINUM are collaborating on an open, industry standard XML interface, which will integrate ERwin into VisualAge through TeamConnection so that users will be able to take advantage of IBM's workgroup support features."
[June 25, 1998] "HYNET Technologies Declares XML Support and Adds Expert to Management Team. HYNET Utilizes XML Technology for 'Write Once, Publish Many' Paradigm." See also the Web site: XML Support.
[June 24, 1998] "XML - 1998 Web Tools Awards." - At Web '98 in San Francisco, XML received an award from among the 1998 Web Tools Awards, in the 'Technology of the Year' category. The award was presented by the editors of Webreview and Web Techniques.
[June 22, 1998] "Chrystal Software Ships New Applications For Astoria 3.0. Web Connection To Content Management System Ensures Dynamic nd Universal Access To Corporate Information." - "Any document type may be accessed using Web Services: XML and SGML documents are converted on-the-fly to HTML and displayed within the browser; other web standards (such as HTML, JPEG and GIF) are viewed directly from within the browser; formats not supported by the browser are downloaded to the desktop."
[June 22, 1998] "Vignette Expands Focus From Content Management To Internet Relationship Management." - "Advanced Content Management includes advanced support for XML-based content, dynamic versioning of web sites, and broad platform support for databases and Web servers."
[June 20, 1998] "American Century Investments offers customers Online Investment Tracking via Quicken 98. Innovision Financial Server is key product behind new service." - "American Century chose the Innovision Financial Server because it is the only Java financial server that offered them immediate functionality for XML-based open financial protocols including OFX. The scalable, XML-protocol server is highly configurable and offers the most complete and easily deployed solution available. . ." [local archive copy]
[June 15, 1998] "The Dallas Morning News Selects Inso's DynaBase XML-based Web Publishing System to Develop, Manage, and Automate dallasnews.com. DynaBase to Enable One of the Top Ten US Newspapers to Expand its Web Publishing Efforts and Improve the Timeliness, Quality, and Consistency of its Online Information." [local archive copy]
[June 15, 1998] "New Project Advances XML for Electronic Data Interchange in Europe." - "Electronic Commerce Workshop of the Information Society Standardization System within the European Committee for Standardization (CEN/ISSS) approves a major new project . . . to study and promote XML."
[June 15, 1998] "The World Wide Web Consortium Issues SMIL 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation. Cross-Industry Support for Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language, Bringing TV-Like Content to the Web." See the SMIL database entry.
[June 15, 1998] "Sidana Systems, Inc. Announces Support for ECIX Standards."
[June 15, 1998] "CorporateCompass 2.01 Release Utilizes XML Technology." ". . . new version of CorporateCompass, an Intranet-based management communication system, now features XML technology" [local archive copy]
[June 12, 1998] "IBM and Unisys Lead Effort To Formalize Industry Standard For Streamlining Collaborative Software Development. New Standard Will Make Web-based Programming More Consistent." - "[new proposal] "aims to make eXtensible Markup Language (XML) -- integrated with the OMG's Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Meta Object Facility (MOF) -- the cornerstone of an open information interchange model." See the database entry. [local archive copy]
[June 10, 1998] "SoftQuad International Finalizes NewKidCo Joint Venture. In Line with Company's New Strategic Focus on Family Software and Children's Video Games, SoftQuad International Explores Strategic Alternatives for Web Tools Unit." ". . . In line with its new focus on family software and kids video games, SoftQuad International also announced today that it intends to retain an investment banker to explore the possible sale or spin-off of SoftQuad Inc., its structured document and web tools subsidiary. SoftQuad International has been in discussions with a number of companies that have expressed interest in SoftQuad Inc., particularly in its extensive expertise in the emerging XML (extensible markup language) field. The company is actively developing next generation XML based authoring and processing tools to complement its award-winning HoTMetaL and Panorama SGML product families." [local archive copy]
[June 07, 1998] "DMTF Accepts WBEM Initiative. Ownership of the WBEM initiative by DMTF is aimed at broadening support for Interoperable Management Technologies." - "continues to develop its standards, including its development of the CIM event model, query mechanisms to CIM, and XML encodings for CIM objects." See the database entry: DMTF Common Information Model (CIM)
[June 03, 1998] "XML Global Alignment. International Cooperation Set to Enable Global XML Use." - "Electronic business standards organizations [DISA, XML/EDI Group, GCARI - Graphic Communications Association Research Institute] align to globally enable Extensible Markup Language (XML) use for business-to-business communication by providing a common framework for interchanging 'document structure grammars' between trading partners." [local archive copy]
[June 02, 1998] "DataChannel Ships DataChannel RIO 3.0 with its 'Save to the Web' Technology Replacing the Need for a Webmaster. Provides data integration with Lotus Notes and Microsoft Active Server Pages."
[June 02, 1998] "Vervet Logic Announces the Release of XML Pro v 1.0." - "an advanced XML Editor. . ."
[June 02, 1998] "Autonomy First to Fully Automate XML Tagging. Autonomy Agentware Knowledge Server Now Features Automatic XML Tagging Module." - "Autonomy Agentware Knowledge Server now includes an automatic XML tagging module. . ." [local archive copy]
[June 02, 1998] "JetForm Ships FormFlow 98. Unveils Architecture For Next Generation of Electronic Forms." - "Based on industry-standard object models such as COM and DCOM and JavaBeans as well as an XML-based forms architecture. . ."
[June 02, 1998] "NAA Task Force to Develop Standards for Online Classified Ads." See the database entry.
[May 29, 1998] "Chrystal Software Unveils Range of New Applications. Applications to improve translation process management, extend information access via database replication, remote user access, and the Web."
[May 29, 1998] "Enigma Commits Further Development Resources to the World Wide Web Consortium." - "Enigma to take a leading role in shaping emerging standards, such as XSL. . ." [local archive copy]
[May 29, 1998] "Ensemble's Relevant Powers Web Site for Fechheimer, the Nation's Leading Uniform Manufacturer." - ". . . Ensemble's Relevant uses XML to deliver a flexible and open content management system. . ." [see "Relevant in the News"]
[May 28, 1998] "Autodesk, HP, Macromedia, Microsoft and Visio Submit Vector Markup Language Specification to W3C. Enables Authors to Easily Exchange, Edit and Deliver High-Quality Vector Graphics To the Web." See the database entry. [local archive copy]
[May 28, 1998] "Koch Industries Standardizes on DataChannel RIO for Knowledge Management Solution." - ". . . availability of the Koch Industries case study on the utilization of DataChannel RIO, [which] provides an XML-driven web infrastructure. . . Koch Industries of Wichita, Kansas, is the second largest privately held company in the United States."
[May 20, 1998] Interleaf Announces Support for Microsoft Word in Upcoming Content Management System." - ". . . plans to integrate its upcoming XML assembly environment, code named BladeRunner, with Microsoft Word. BladeRunner is part of Interleaf's XML Content Management Solution. . ."
[May 13, 1998] "PC DOCS to Release Collaborative Compound Document Module with Publishing Toolkit for DOCS Open. DOCS Binder uses powerful XML standard to maximize interoperability between solutions." - "Binders are stored in XML; an emerging industry-standard designed to simplify data interchange and publishing to formats beyond printed media."
[May 12, 1998] "Inso's DynaBase Integrated Web Publishing System Wins a Network Computing Magazine 'Well-Connected' Award - Best Web Content Management Software." - "The DynaBase content management environment stores and manages all types of Web site components, including XML and HTML content, graphics, multimedia files, applets and scripts. Central to the environment is the XML-based Data Server, a version-controlled, object-oriented repository that embeds the industry-leading Object Store database from Object Design, Inc."
[May 12, 1998] "W3C Formally Acknowledges DataChannel's Submission of WebBroker Specification for Application Linking. Unified XML Component Object Model for the Web Takes an Important Step toward Reality." See also the DB entry.
[May 12, 1998] "Poet Software Announces General Availability of New Content Management Suite for XML/SGML Applications. Leading Object Database Vendor Advances Its Market Position With Innovative XML/SGML Management Solution. Only Vendor to Develop Complete Solution for Structured Content and the Underlying Database." - availability of the new POET Content Management Suite (CMS)
[May 06, 1998] Press Release on the SDML documents - "FSTC [Financial Services Technology Consortium] Publishes SDML Specification." - "The second document is an analysis of the issues associated with making SDML compliant with the Extensible Markup Language (XML) . . ." See the SDML database entry.
[May 05, 1998] "Structured Authoring Leader ArborText to Support POET Software's New Content Management Suite. POET Content Management Solution to be Seamlessly Integrated With ArborText's Document Creation and Delivery Software."
[May 04, 1998] "DataChannel Transfers X-ACT Council to OASIS. XML Market Receives Enhanced Services Through Vendor-Neutral Management of Leading Industry Council." [Datachannel copy of news release, or OASIS copy]
[May 04, 1998] "Education on the Internet takes Major Step Toward Standards with Release of Educom's IMS Project Specifications." See the database entry for the XML connection.
[April 24, 1998] "OmniMark Konstructor ships today -- already being deployed by AGENCY.COM and other leading web developers. XML-enabled Internet development suite designed for high-volume, personalized web content management and delivery." See: http://www.omnimark.com.
[April 23, 1998] "Software AG supports XML." - Software AG will support the XML (Extensible Markup Language) standard in its development environment, middleware and database products in the future; for this purpose, special text retrieval functionality for XML documents is planned." [local archive copy]
[April 21, 1998] "Innovision Announces Support for OFX 1.5 and converged OFX/GOLD Standard." ". . . object-oriented design utilizes Java, CORBA and XML technology. XML-based architecture allows rapid support for new financial standards." See also the DB entry, Open Financial Exchange. [local archive copy]
[April 16, 1998] "Netscape's mozilla.org Releases Additional Source Code To Developers Including XML Parser And Technical Preview Version of Next-Generation Layout Engine. Source Code Receives Overwhelming Response From Developers, With More Than 200,000 Copies Downloaded in the First Two Weeks." [local archive copy]
[April 14, 1998] "Inso Unveils the First Commercially Available ICE Application at CNET's Web.Builder Conference. The DynaBase Command Line Interface Leverages Inso's XML Expertise to Provide Controlled Exchange and Management of Online Assets Between Web Servers Today." See also the announcement on the Inso Web server, and the ICE database entry: Information and Content Exchange.
[April 13, 1998] Adobe Submits Proposal to Improve Quality of Web Graphics with IBM, Netscape, and Sun. Submission of Precision Graphics Markup Language (PGML) Specification Acknowledged by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - "PGML as an XML-based vector graphics format for the Web." See the DB entry.
[April 13, 1998] "RealNetworks Announces Support Of W3C's Proposed Recommendation Of Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL). Emerging Standard Empowers Content Creators To Easily Choreograph Sequences of Multimedia Elements To Create Rich Presentations For The Internet." See the SMIL DB entry.
[April 13, 1998] "Sequoia Interchange98 to Support Azron Electronic Medical Record Product in OEM Partnership. XML for Healthcare Allows Medical Data Sharing Between Disparate Information Systems." [local archive copy]
[April 13, 1998] "Vignette Corporation Announces ICE Advisory Council. More Than 40 Global Companies Join." - "Based on XML, the ICE specification will enable companies to build online networked relationships such as syndicated publishing networks, Web superstores, and online reseller channels. . ." See more at Information and Content Exchange (ICE).
[April 09, 1998] "webMethods' XML-based Web Automation and Integration Technology Selected by Cisco Systems." - "...announced that Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, has selected webMethods' XML-based Web Automation Server for its Market Research group. . ."
[April 09, 1998] "Upside Magazine Selects Junglee as Hot 100 Private Company." - "...Junglee has partnered with six of the seven largest newspaper media companies and major Web portals including AOL and Yahoo, to deploy unique applications for web commerce and online employment. Junglee actively supports XML -- delivering today on the promise of XML in an HTML Web. . ."
[April 09, 1998] "BTG and DataChannel Announce Strategic Partnership to Provide Federal Agencies a Comprehensive Information Management Solution." - "...BTG, one of the largest federal systems integrators, will introduce DataChannel's unique personalized information distribution and its 'Save-To-The-Web' functionality found in the DataChannel flagship product, DataChannel RIO. . ."
[April 01, 1998] "Interleaf Announces Plans for Industry-Leading XML Support in New Product Offering." ". . . BladeRunner is being co-developed with Microstar Software Ltd. of Ontario, Canada. BladeRunner will be a visual XML document assembly and authoring environment that will enable companies to achieve the information reuse and cross-media publishing benefits of XML. . ."
[April 01, 1998] "Three leading cardiology companies collaborate to add workflow management throughout the cardiovascular modalities." - "The Marquette MUSE cardiovascular information system is installed in 90% of the top 500 US hospitals and boasts over 100 systems with HL7/HIS connectivity. The MUSE system acquires, processes, manages and distributes cardiovascular information throughout the enterprise using industry standards such as Web, Email, XML, HL7, DICOM, TCP/IP and SQL. . ."
[April 01, 1998] "Microstar Provides the Key Tool for Validated XML Documents." - ". . .next version of its popular Document Type Definition design tool, Near & Far Designer. Repurposing, hi-fidelity searching and intelligent processing depend upon the use of XML document structure models called Document Type Definitions or DTDs. Near & Far Designer, with its popular visual interface, allows users to rapidly create, maintain and validate XML DTDs. . ."
[April 01, 1998] Netscape Accelerates Communicator Evolution with First Release of Next-Generation Communicator Source Code to Developer Community via mozilla.org." ". . .The source code also includes XML support, user interface enhancements, modular Java support through Netscape's recently announced Open Java VM Interface, and integral software components from various third parties who have given Netscape the right to release their source under the terms of the Netscape Public License (NPL)." [local archive copy]
[April 01, 1998] "Microstar Fastracks XML Application Development." ". . .Microstar Software Ltd. is pleased to assist in and encourage the rapid development of XML with the release of version 1.1 of its free Java-based XML parser, Ælfred. Ælfred is the only XML parser optimized for use in Java applets: it provides extensive XML support in only 26K of class files. . ."
[March 30, 1998] "XML Takes Religion Out of Web Computing by Making Java & Windows Interoperable. DataChannel Announces Effort to Reach a Unified XML Component Object Model for the Web." - WebBroker, a foundation for Web-native distributed computing. . . a free Web-server extension that integrates the Web and client/server paradigms." See also "XML for Distributed Computing: WebBroker," by John Tigue [Slides from a presentation at 'XML: The Conference', Seattle, March 26th, 1998].
[March 28, 1998] "Interleaf Announces Plans for Industry-Leading XML Support in New Product Offering." ". . .The BladeRunner product will be comprised of an integrated visual Data Type Definition (DTD) modeling tool, WYSIWYG authoring and assembly environment, and publishing engine designed for users without XML and SGML expertise..."
[March 28, 1998] "Announcing OmniMark Konstructor 1.0." - "OmniMark Konstructor, the first XML-enabled development suite for high-volume, personalized web content management and delivery to combine extended XML/hypertext support, rapid custom development, distributed processing, and intelligent load management for large-scale web delivery. . ."
[March 20, 1998] Public press release from the SGML Open Consortium, announcing a name change: "SGML Open Responds to XML Initiative: Changes Name to OASIS. Established International Consortium Expands Mission to Embrace XML and Related Structured Information Standards." Acording to the announcement, "SGML Open, the international consortium that has guided the SGML industry since 1993, announced today that it has changed its name to OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards. The name change reflects the consortium's expanded mission to embrace the complete spectrum of structured information processing standards including XML."
[March 18, 1998] "XPublish 1.0 (XML Website Publishing)."
[March 17, 1998] "Inso Announces DynaText 4.0 and DynaWeb 4.0, the Leading Standards-Based Publishing Solution for Delivering Documents on CD-ROM, LAN, or the Web. New DynaText and Companion DynaWeb Server Include Major Search Enhancements and Unprecedented XML support." ". . .Version 4.0 adds major search engine enhancements . . . as well as additional eXtensible Markup Language (XML) support, including support for XML links."
[March 17, 1998] "Vervet Logic Introduces Full Featured XML Editor, XML Pro." See also the company website: http://www.vervet.com.
[March 13, 1998] "InfoAccess Ships GUIDE Professional Publisher 5.0. Targets XML to Deliver Future Standards-Based Electronic Publishing Solutions." ". . .InfoAccess also announced a new development effort to enable applications such as Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs) to be made viewable from standard Web browsers. This will include the use of XML (eXtensible Markup Language), XSL (eXtensible Style Language). . ." [local archive copy]
[March 12, 1998] "Inso Corporation Acquires Synex Information AB." [local archive copy]. Note also: in December 1997, Synex "announced XML and WebSGML Adapations support in Synex ViewPort. Synex ViewPort version 2.0 release 12 supports essential features needed for XML processing and browsing. . ." [local archive copy]
[March 11, 1998] "SoftQuad Introduces HoTMetaL Application Server, Powerful Web Application Development and Deployment Tool For Web Developers, ISPs. New Tool Makes Application Development As Easy As Using Industry-Standard HTML Tags; Features XML-Compliant Syntax, Promotes Commerce Applications." - "Based on XML," the server "provides a robust and secure development environment that utilizes an XML-based scripting language and HTML-like syntax, thus offering Web developers a familiar interface. . ." [local archive copy]
[March 11, 1998] "InterCAP Graphics Systems and ArborText Announce Integration of Intelligent CGM Graphics into Standards-based Structured Documents." - Support for ActiveCGM file translation and viewing technology within ArborText's ADEPT Editor software for creating, managing, and publishing XML and SGML documents. [local archive copy]
[March 11, 1998] "SoftQuad Offers Free Power Pack For HoTMetaL Users. New Combination of HoTMetaL Power Pack and HoTMetaL Application Server Represents the Ultimate Web Application Development Toolkit." - Power Pack a free, downloadable kit designed to help HoTMetaL users take full advantage of the features in SoftQuad's HoTMetaL Application Server, which uses an XML-based syntax, and supports extraction of data from databases, XML or HTML documents. . ."
[March 11, 1998] "XML-EDI Group Becomes a GCARI Organization. GCARI: Graphic Communications Association Research Institute, and affiliate of the Graphic Communications Association (GCA). XML/EDI Group to provide an "authoritative source of information, support and advocacy for the use of XML in the transfer of structured business data, documents and processes, known as electronic data interchange or EDI." [local archive copy]
[March 11, 1998] "Leading Perl and XML Developers Collaborating. Goal: To Make Perl the Top Scripting Language for XML." Perl/XML Summit attended by: Larry Wall, creator of Perl; Tim Bray, co-editor of the XML 1.0 specification; Dick Hardt, developer of Perl for Win 32; Tim O'Reilly, President and CEO, O'Reilly & Associates; Dale Dougherty, CEO, Songline Studios; Gina Blaber, Director, Software Products Group, O'Reilly. [local archive copy] See further in the "XML and Perl" database entry.
[March 10, 1998] "Real Estate Listing Software Takes A Quantum Leap Forward With XML Open Standard." From Doug Greenwood. [local archive copy]
[March 10, 1998] "DataChannel Inc. Announces Availability of DataChannel RIO 3.0 Beta With 'Save To The Web' Technology." - First Enterprise Router for XML-Enabled Active Content Alleviates the Webmaster Bottleneck by Allowing Anyone to Instantly Save to the Web; [local archive copy]. See also DataChannell RIO at Spring Internet World '98, and the DataChannel entry.
[March 10, 1998] "Aeneid Corporation Demonstrates XML-Enabled Version of Internet Research Assistant."; - Research platform coupled with new industry-standard transforms on-line information into competitive intelligence for customers. [local archive copy]
[March 04, 1998] Free Web Automation Toolkit for XML & HTML - from webMethods Inc. The Toolkit uses an XML-based technology called WIDL (Web Interface Definition Language).
[March 04, 1998] XACT (XML Active Content Technologies Council) Formed. See the main database entry for X-ACT - XML Active Content Technologies Council.
[March 03, 1998] "EnCyc to Use XML to Push Web-Based Marketing Encyclopedia Capabilities." - EnCyc will use XML to implement enhanced functionality in their sales force automation tool designed for supporting marketing professionals. See also the EnCyc Web site. [local archive copy]
[March 01, 1998] "Sequoia Software Introduces 'Sequoia Interchange98'. Healthcare's First XML Transaction Server. Microsoft, Healthcare OEMs on Board with XML-Based Technology Foundation for Health Care APPS." See also the Sequoia site for white papers.
[February 27, 1998] Emerging Technology of the Year: XML. NewMedia.com 1998 Hyper Awards.
[February 26, 1998] "Sequoia Software Introduces Sequoia Interchange98: HealthCare's First XML Transaction Server. Microsoft, Healthcare OEMs On Board with XML-Based Technology Foundation for Health Care Apps. Product to Help Ease Quality/Cost Dilemma. [local archive copy]
[February 25, 1998] "Spyglass Joins Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum. Internet Pioneer Brings Standards-based Web Expertise to WAP, Will Accelerate Convergence of Wireless and Web Worlds." See DB entry for the XML-based WAP Wireless Markup Language Specification.
[February 24, 1998] "Draft Wireless Application Protocol Specification Published on the World Wide Web." See XML-based WAP Wireless Markup Language Specification entry.
[February 24, 1998] "Adding Style and Behavior to XML Pages with a Dash of Spice." Submission to the W3C from Hewlett-Packard Company (HP Laboratories), February 3, 1998, recommending that the World Wide Web Consortium evaluate the proposal as part of the XSL style sheet discussion.
[February 23, 1998] Lernout & Hauspie Forms Partnership With Sequoia Software To Integrate Disparate Medical Report Data Into Microsoft SQL Server." - "XML (Extensible Markup Language) as the nonproprietary interchange standard for healthcare data..."
[February 19, 1998] "Giving New Meaning to 'XML as Religion'."
[February 18, 1998] "Interwoven Announces XML Excellence Program to Support Organizations Implementing New W3C Specification. Helping Corporations Meet the Challenges of Implementing XML in Their Web Operations."
[February 16, 1998] "Quadralay Corporation Releases WebWorks Publisher Version 4.0." - WebWorks Publisher 4.0 to Support Microsoft HTML Help, Sun Microsystems JavaHelp and XML.
[February 13, 1998] "Copernican Solutions Releases the beta 2 of the DAE SDK and DAE Server Software." - A new XML 1.0 well-formed processor, updates for XMLWriter to support writing valid XML.
[February 13, 1998] "Sequoia Software to Launch First XML Transaction Server for Health Care. Web-based Technology Allows Patient Records, Encounters, Transactions To Be Easily Accessible By Authorized Users." ; [local archive copy]
[February 12, 1998] Publication of a W3C NOTE relating to namespaces, schemas, and the evolution of Web technologies: "Web Architecture: Extensible Languages" (W3C Note 10 Feb 1998).
[February 11, 1998] "Infrastructures for Information Inc. Acquires Assets of GRIF S.A." - Infrastructures for Information (I4I) has acquired Grif S.A., the European software publishing and development firm specializing in document management systems based on SGML, XML/XSL and HTML standards..." By Seybold Publications staff [edited by Patricia Evans]. Reported in The Bulletin: Seybold News & Views on Electronic Publishing Volume 3, No. 19 (February 11, 1998). See the Grif press release.
[February 10, 1998] Press release: "The World Wide Web Consortium Issues XML 1.0 as a W3C Recommendation. Key Industry Players, Experts Collaborate to Develop Interoperable Data Format for the Web." [local archive copy], and see the database entry in the XML Page.
[February 06, 1998] Marquette Medical looks to lead healthcare market in applying new Web standard for more "open" medical information exchange. XML technology will facilitate better exchange of complex information between databases and across inter/intranets ". . . Marquette announces a new initiative to develop more open healthcare data interchange applications using XML technology. [local archive copy]
[February 05, 1998] Interleaf and Microstar Announce Product and Services Partnership. ". . . announced a far-reaching SGML/XML partnership under which Interleaf and Microstar will jointly develop new XML products."
[February 04, 1998] AT&T WorldNet Licenses Inso's DynaBase Integrated Web Publishing System for Developing and Managing Web-based Customer Support System - "AT&T WorldNet, the first ISP to license DynaBase, will benefit from the product's team publishing environment, its capability to dynamically generate personalized information based upon a member's user profile, and its support for eXtensible Markup Language (XML)."
[February 02, 1998] Leading Companies to Propose Web Standard to Facilitate Business-to-Business Electronic Asset Exchange. Information & Content Exchange (ICE) will enable companies to build online networked relationships such as syndicated publishing networks, Web superstores, and online reseller channels. "The proposed ICE specification provides businesses with an XML-based common language and architecture..."
[January 30, 1998] GCA's XML Conference Sponsored by Microsoft and DataChannel. See also the conference entry.
[January 30, 1998] "Java-based system addresses key Internet document distribution and electronic commerce requirements." - "Java "servlets" that dynamically convert production data into HTML and XML documents. . ."
[January 29, 1998] Document on "Name Spaces in XML" submitted to the World Wide Web Consortium as a NOTE.
[January 29, 1998] "WebMethods Announces XML-Based Web Automation Server."
[January 26, 1998] "DataChannel Announces Support for the Microsoft Site Server Platform" - XML/CDF enabled, thru Open API with XML interface.
[January 26, 1998] Public availability of a new XML parser in Java, tentatively called XP, along with an expanded collection of test cases, and a specification of a subset of XML called Canonical XML (for use in testing XML parsers), from James Clark.
[January 23, 1998] "Banking on the Java of E-Payment Systems." On OTP (Open Trading Protocol). By Joe Nickell. In Wired News.
[January 12, 1998] Announcement for SAX - the Simple API for XM
[January 12, 1998] Announcement for XSLJ (XSL to DSSSL Translator), Final Beta
[January 09, 1998] W3C XML Working Group named recipient of The Seybold Editors' 1997 Awards
[January 08, 1998] Technology Preview of the Microsoft XSL Processor
[January 07, 1998] Copernican Solutions Releases the DAE SDK and DAE Server Software in Beta
[January 05, 1998] KnowledgeX announces broad support for XML standard