SEBASTOPOL, CA--XML, the industrial-strength markup language being
eagerly adopted by the Web development community, promises to be an
essential tool for electronic commerce and information management.
With the recent approval of the XML Specification by the World Wide Web
Consortium (W3C), interest in XML development has picked up
To promote the development and commercial acceptance of XML, three
companies that have long been Web insiders--O'Reilly & Associates,
their affiliate Songline Studios, and Seybold Publications--have joined
together to create XML.com, a new Web site that serves as a key resource and nerve center for XML developers and users. A preview site is now available, and the launch date for the full site is May 1, 1998.
XML.com features a rich mix of information and services for the XML
community. The site is designed to serve both people who are already
working with XML and those HTML users who want to "graduate" to XML's
power and complexity.
The partners in XML.com bring complimentary expertise and a shared
commitment to the development and commercial acceptance of XML to their
joint endeavor. O'Reilly's contributions focus on XML as a framework
and tool for Web developers. Content from Seybold Publications draws on
the company's background in publishing tools. Songline Studios is
developing and managing the site.