ANNOUNCE: developer news from the XML community

Edd Dumbill edd at
Thu Sep 30 19:17:25 BST 1999

Please find below an announcement of a new XML news site, launched
xmlhack: developer news from the XML community

What is is a web site covering essential news, issues, opinions
  and programming advice from the XML developer community.

  It aims to:

	 * provide succinct and informative summaries of current issues and
	   emerging technologies in the XML world

	 * promote XML and its uses among developers: particularly with
	   those who don't have the time to read five mailing lists every

	 * recognize and reflect the distinct flavor of the XML community

	 * cover discussions as well as projects

	 * help new users find their way among the hundreds of different
	   directions XML is going

	 * give developers another way to find related projects and
	   cross-pollinate ideas

Why another XML site?

  There are some excellent XML resources already on the web, such as
  Robin Cover's XML/SGML pages. Why do we think there ought to be

	 * Accessibility: it requires a lot of time to get deeply into XML
	   development issues. By reading xmlhack you get plain-language
	   introductions to technical matters before diving into the
	   detailed stuff.

	 * Community: we want to create somewhere that reflects the humor,
	   expertise and opinions of XML developers.

	 * Timeliness: xmlhack will help readers find projects and
	   discussions as they happen.

	 * Depth: xmlhack will provide context for news without requiring
	   readers to spend hours poring over a story.

Who runs xmlhack? was founded by Edd Dumbill, an XML developer and
  writer. It also has the following contributing editors:

  Gabe Beged-Dov is the XML Architect for Rogue Wave Software. He is
  also Rogue Wave's representative to the W3C.

  Simon St.Laurent: author of "XML: A Primer", "Building XML
  Applications" and "Inside XML DTDs: Scientific and Technical", Simon
  is is a technical writer and sometime Java developer.  After spending
  several years working in hypertext, he found XML and decided he was

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