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Charles F. Goldfarb Launches Web Site Dedicated to XML News and Education

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 20, 2000--Charles F. Goldfarb, the father of markup languages and author of The XML Handbook(TM) (Prentice-Hall), today announced the launch of (, an Internet site for news and educational resources on Extensible Markup Language (XML), the language of e-business. The site features up-to-the-minute XML news-feeds from the Web's leading news agencies, with background and tutorial articles contributed by the authors of Prentice-Hall's Definitive XML Series from Charles F. Goldfarb.

``We are living in XML times, ''explained Dr. Goldfarb, editor of, ``Personal relationships and humanly-conducted transactions are rapidly giving way to database entries and automated electronic procedures; XML is at the heart of this transition.'' The Web site serves technical and non-technical readers with XML news, interpretive assistance, and a discussion community. Initial sponsors include: IBM (NYSE:IBM - news), Aberdeen Group, Bluestone Software (NASD: BLSW), eXcelon Corporation (NASD:EXLN), XMLSolutions Corporation and the XMLeadership Conference and Expo Series. Companies wishing to sponsor can send e-mail to

About provides news, knowledge, and a community for gathering and sharing information about extensible markup language (XML), the language of e-business. It provides news-feeds, articles, and industry insight into business benefits and best practices associated with implementing XML. Drawing on the expertise of contributors to Prentice Hall's Definitive XML Series from Charles F. Goldfarb, the site offers a valuable resource for our XML times.

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