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Michael Fuller wrote:

>Well, from the www.allette.com.au site,
>    "
>    Open Publish 2004 
>    Details for Open Publish 2004 have been announced. The conference will be
>    held on July 28-30 2004 at the All Seasons Premier Menzies Hotel, Sydney.
>    [...]
>    "
>Lots of XML; lots of PDF; lots of document publishing stories.
>The Australian Open Publish conference, I believe, was formerly the XML/SGML
>Asia-Pacific conference, formerly SGML Asia-Pacific, running since ?1993?.
> There's also a US "Open Publish" conference series,
> http://www.open-publish.com/, but there's no details yet about
> a 2004 event; looks less XML-ly.

> You've also just missed the OASIS Open Standards 2003 conference
> which was in Sydney in October.

Yes.  From what I gather from Allette's Nick Carr, conference attendees 
were pretty much
split orthogonally into those interested in multi-publishing (XML, SGML, 
PDF, version control,
pagination systems, WWW) and those interested in Service Oriented 
Architectures (banks,
etc).   So they split the XML conference into two with different 
focuses, Open Publish and
OASIS Open Standards; the conferences are each smaller but attendees 
report them as being
higher quality (for having less extraneous and vendor material, and 
easier human networking). 
I don't know if the European and American conferences will face the same 

Rick Jelliffe



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