Group Creates to Promote e-Services

A group of 17 industry leaders, including CommerceNet, OAG, Oracle Corp.,
Sun/Netscape Alliance and, along with Keenan Vision, an Internet
market research firm, today launched is a
consortium which will develop the use of XML technologies in Internet
exchanges and business services. The organization will promote
vendor-developed standards along with those developed by the consortium. is focussed on Internet services that utilize real-time
networks to provide “on-demand financial, shipping, logistical, business
intelligence, content management, customer service and marketing services
to Internet exchanges and business services.” Part of the plan for is to create a repository of XML Data Type Definitions
(DTDs) which describe real-time services that will be accessible through
XML documents.

The contents of the repository will be contributed by
companies that provide new methods of servicing business functions. The
repository project will hold and describe the e-services that are available
on the Web, enabling developers to find and compare specific XML DTDs. The
technical committee at will review submissions and add
those with any legitimate technology to the repository.

Charter members of include Calico Commerce, DemandLine,
DigitalWork,, Instill Corp., iVendor, Keenan Vision,
Kinzan, Moai, Navant, NetLedger, OAG, Oracle Corporation,,
Sun/Netscape Alliance, and

Membership in is open to all information technology
vendors. For membership requirements, or additional information, visit the Web site.

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