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  • From: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2000 11:57:08 -0500

Pardon the "PR-ness" of the announcement below, but I thought I'd 
just send out a copy of the current press release to xml-dev.  
Norm (mostly) and I have been working on getting this code ready 
for release for a couple weeks now, but it seems quite timely in 
light of the recent discussion about interoperability and catalogs.  
Arbortext has offered this code to OASIS, but since it will take 
some time for them to run through their process procedures to make 
that happen, we are making it available now on the Arbortext web site.



Arbortext makes Java catalog classes available for use by XML processors

Open source code enables XML processors to resolve public identifiers

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 4, 2000 -- Arbortext, Inc., a leading provider of
Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based e-Content software, announced today
the immediate availability of open source Java-based code to support public
identifier resolution in XML documents. This code will enable XML processors
to resolve public identifiers which increases the flexibility and
interoperability of XML documents.

These Java classes implement the OASIS Entity Management Catalog format as
well as an XML Catalog format for resolving XML public identifiers into
accessible files or resources on a user’s system or throughout the Web.
These classes can easily be incorporated into most Java-based XML
processors, thereby giving the users of these processors all the benefits 
of public identifier use.

“The use of system identifiers alone, without the ability to provide some
sort of indirection for resolving them, is a frequent source of confusion,
downtime and irritation for users who share XML documents across diverse
systems or enterprises,” said Norman Walsh, Principal Software Engineer, at
Arbortext, Inc.  “By making this code public, making it easy to integrate
into applications, and by basing it on an existing, open standard, we hope
that it will find its way into most – if not all – of the major XML parsers.
If that happens, sharing XML documents with colleagues, business partners
and other users will become easier, simpler and much more robust.”

As XML processors incorporate this code, users will be able to utilize
public identifiers in XML documents with the confidence that they will be
able to move those documents from one system to another and around the Web
knowing that they will also be able to refer to the appropriate external
file or Web page.


Available to everyone at no cost, these Java classes can be immediately
downloaded from http://www.arbortext.com/catalog.html .  Also available at
this location are sample files and a link to the latest “Standard Deviations
from Norm” column entitled “If You Can Name It, You Can Claim It!”

About Arbortext

Founded in 1982, and renowned as one of the original creators of XML,
Arbortext is a global provider of XML-based solutions designed to manage
business critical e-Content.  Arbortext’s standards-based solutions enable
enterprises to provide more personalized, dynamic and easily searchable
content via the Internet, wireless devices, eBooks, CD-ROM and print.
Arbortext’s solutions are currently deployed at over 300 of the Global 2000
companies including AT&T, Audi, Boeing, British Aerospace, Caterpillar,
DaimlerChrysler, Ericsson Telecom, Ford, Fujitsu, IBM, Lucent, Nokia,
Qantas, Sun Microsystems, United Airlines, Volkswagen, Volvo and West.
Arbortext is a founding member and active participant in the XML Working
Group of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Headquartered in Ann Arbor,
Michigan, Arbortext has offices around the world.  For more information
about Arbortext, visit the company Web site at http://www.arbortext.com .

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