Apache To Take On XML Efforts

Avi Rappoport xml at searchtools.com
Tue Nov 9 17:44:59 GMT 1999

This came in the InternetWorld Newsletter this morning, the site is 
supposed to be <http://www.internetworldnews.com> but it's down, so 
I'll extract useful bits.  The other useful URL seems to be 

Apache To Take On XML Efforts
By Nate Zelnick

[commentary on XML's lack of Java-like hype snipped]

.... IBM ( http://www.ibm.com )and  Sun Microsystems ( http://www.sun.com )
... will announce Tuesday that they are turning over source code for
their respective XML parsing engines to the Apache Software
Foundation ( http://www.apache.org )...


Apache plans to build developer tools that make the adoption
of XML an easier process for information architects, Web
designers, and application providers. This, it is hoped, will
light a fire under the industry's currently sluggish movements
toward adopting a universal standard for describing structured

In addition to IBM and Sun, DataChannel
( http://www.datachannel.com ), Lotus Development
Corp., and a host of other XML-oriented companies that
aren't Microsoft are also expected to contribute technology
to the Apache effort. Microsoft may participate in future
open source XML efforts with Apache, according to a spokesperson.
Information about Apache's XML efforts will be available
at <http://xml.apache.org>.


Interesting stuff.

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