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Trio of Companies Combine for XML Resource Site

O'Reilly, Seybold, and Songline unveiled XML.com today, a new Web site that will serve as a key resource and nerve center for XML developers and users.

A preview of the site is now online, but the official launch date for the site is set for May 1, 1998.

XML technology promises to be an essential tool for electronic commerce and information management. Recently the XML Specification was approved by the World Wide Web Consortium, and interest in XML development has picked up considerably.

The new site was created with the goal of promoting the development and commercial acceptance of XML. XML.com features a combination of information and services for the XML community, and targets those who are already working with XML and those who want to start learning about what XML has to offer.

The three partners bring to the site their own expertise along with a shared commitment to the development and commercial acceptance of XML. O'Reilly focuses on XML as a framework and tool for Web developers, while content from Seybold comes from the company's publishing tool background. Songline Studios is currently developing and maintaining the site.

For more information on XML.com, and the future of XML, be sure to visit the preview site.