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McLean, VA (December 14, 1999) – XMLSolutions announces participation and
support of the Electronic Business XML Initiative (ebXML).   The United
Nations body for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) and
the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
(OASIS), have joined forces to initiate a worldwide project to standardize
XML business specifications.  ebXML has invited organizations to join in
their efforts to create a cohesive framework that will enable XML to be
utilized for the exchange of all electronic business information.

XMLSolutions is proud to be one of more than 50 companies, consortiums, and
international standards bodies participating in the ebXML initiative. The
first ebXML meeting was held November 17 – 19 in San Jose, California.

“XMLSolutions expertise and commitment provide us with a tremendous
opportunity to advance the ebXML standard. XMLSolutions joins a growing list
of very dynamic companies that will continue to evangelize the benefits of
this open and flexible framework,” stated Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond

“XMLSolutions is very excited about the opportunity to participate in the
ebXML standard.  This global standard offers a great opportunity for
deploying an open XML standard for e-business,” stated Doug Hopeman, VP of
EDI at XMLSolutions.

About ebXML
ebXML.org (www.ebXML.org) is an international initiative established by
UN/CEFACT and OASIS with a mandate to undertake a 15-18 month program of
work to research and identify the technical basis upon which the global
implementation of XML (Extensible Markup Language” can be standardized. The
goal is to provide an open technical framework to enable XML to be utilized
in a consistent and uniform manner for the exchange of electronic business
data in application-to-application, application-to-person and
person-to-application environments.

UN/CEFACT (www.unece.org/cefact) is the United Nations body whose mandate
covers worldwide policy and technical development in the area of trade
facilitation and electronic business. Headquartered in Geneva, it has
developed and promoted many tools for the facilitation of global business
processes including UN/EDIFACT, the international EDI standard. Its current
work programme includes such topics as Simpl-edi and Object Oriented edi and
it strongly supports the development and implementation of open
inter-operable, global standards and specifications for electronic business.

OASIS (www.oasis-open.org) is a non-profit, international consortium
dedicated solely to product-independent data and content interchange.
Focusing on product interoperability, OASIS embraces the complete spectrum
of structured information standards including XML, SGML and CGM. OASIS
operates XML.org (www.xml.org), the first global XML industry portal
featuring the XML.org Registry and Repository that offers automated public
access to XML schemas for electronic commerce, business-to-business
transactions, and tools and application interoperability. OASIS sponsors
include Adobe Systems, AND-USA, Arbortext, Bentley Systems, Boeing, Chrystal
Software, Compaq, DataChannel, DMSi, Documentum, Dun & Bradstreet, Enigma,
Extricity Software, GCA, IBM, Inso, InterCAP, Interleaf, Interwoven, ISOGEN,
ITEDO, Keyfile, Larson Software, Microsoft, NextPage, NIST, Object Design,
POET Software, Reed Technology, Reuters, Sabre, SoftQuad, Software AG, STEP,
Sun Microsystems, Synthbank, System Development, Wavo, Xerox, XyEnterprise
and Zeh Graphics

About XMLSolutions
XMLSolutions enables customers to profitably and painlessly expand their
existing EDI implementation to non-EDI trading partners through EDI-XML
Leveraging products and consulting services, XMLSolutions also allows
customers to:
§	Manage XML application development and deployment through DTD/Schema
management and programming utilities.
§	Rapidly implement XML Application Integration (XAI) initiatives through
custom application development using leading-edge products.
§	Enable legacy systems and data to participate in the e-commerce

XMLSolutions is headquartered in Northern Virginia, with offices in
Charlotte, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Bangalore, India and The Hague.

For more information, contact:
Daryn Walters
XMLSolutions Corporation
Email: walters@xmls.com
Phone: 703.506.1111
Fax: 703.556.9602
Web: http://www.xmls.com

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