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Subject: SoftQuad Joins Open Applications Group

News Release

SoftQuad Joins Open Applications Group
Leading XML firm committed to enabling Net Markets

Toronto ON – June 15, 2000 – SoftQuad Software, Ltd., (OTC BB: SXML) an
internationally-recognized developer of XML enabling technologies and
commerce solutions for e-business, today announced its plans to join the
Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGI). Membership in the OAGI will ensure
that SoftQuad’s MarketAgility, will be at the forefront of best practices
for XML content processing and interchange. MarketAgility is SoftQuad’s
XML-based content solution that gives businesses more power and control over
the creation, management and real-time delivery of product information to
e-marketplaces and e-procurement systems.

“SoftQuad is thrilled to join an organization which shares our vision of the
importance of XML content and how it is significantly impacting the future
of B2B e-commerce,” says Roberto Drassinower, president and CEO of SoftQuad.
“We expect our membership to benefit both SoftQuad, our customers and the
other progressive members of OAGI by unifying our complementary strengths.
Our membership in OAGI, combined with our active participation in the World
Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Organization for the Advancement of
Structured Information Standards (OASIS) and XML.org will mean SoftQuad is
at the front and center of XML industry standards and the development of
high quality XML content for e-business.”

Through an active membership in the Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGI),
SoftQuad will join the growing number of forward-thinking e-business members
using XML technology, including Lucent, the Ford Motor Company, Microsoft
and IBM.  All member organizations strive to ensure best practices prevail
for the easy integration of their Business to Business (B2B) and Application
to Application (A2A) software.

“Members of the Open Applications Group are on the cutting edge of B2B
applications software development,” says OAGI CEO David Connelly, “and
SoftQuad will help us push the technology even further.”

OAGI is a non-profit consortium focusing on best practices and process-based
XML content for eBusiness and Application Integration.  It is the largest
publisher of XML based messages for business software interoperability in
the world. OAGI members have over five years of extensive experience in
building an industry consensus-based framework for business software
application interoperability and have developed a reputable process for
quickly developing high quality business messages and XML representations of
that content.

The mission of OAGI is to promote fast, easy, and cost-effective e-business
and application integration of software components for enterprise and
supply-chain functions.  Through its membership in the OAGI, SoftQuad will
leverage XML best practices by integrating XML technology and architecture,
and by providing an impartial forum for all stakeholders to work together to
accomplish their common goals.

XML is the preferred format for e-commerce information interchange and
SoftQuad Software, Ltd is a world leader in the development of XML

SoftQuad’s XMetaL is widely considered to be the premier enabler of XML
content solutions, and the company is targeting the growing B2B marketplace
with MarketAgility, a supply-side content solution that allows companies to
effectively join and compete in B2B e-markets by providing suppliers with an
efficient and cost-effective way to move product information from their
enterprises to multiple electronic distribution channels.

About SoftQuad Software, Ltd.

SoftQuad Software, Ltd. (OTC BB: SXML) is an internationally-recognized
developer of XML enabling technologies and commerce solutions for
e-business.  SoftQuad’s XMetaL, the world’s first advanced, yet easy-to-use,
XML content creation solution, is the premier enabling technology for
XML-based content applications in e-publishing, e-commerce and knowledge
management. SoftQuad is targeting the growing business-to-business (B2B)
marketplace with MarketAgility, a supply-side content solution that allows
companies to effectively join and compete in B2B e-markets.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and with European operations based in
London, England, SoftQuad is a founding member of, and active participant
in, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Organization for the
Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) and XML.org.

For more information, visit SoftQuad’s Web site at http://www.softquad.com

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Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as
"anticipates", "estimates", "expects", “will”, “should”, "projects",
"intends", "plans", "believes" and words and terms of similar substance used
in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial
performance identify such forward-looking statements.  Those forward-looking
statements are management's present expectations of future events.  As with
any projection or forecast, they are inherently susceptible to uncertainty
and changes in circumstances.  SoftQuad is an early-stage growth company
that operates in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment, and
its business results are dependent on numerous factors, including demand for
its products and services, its ability to manage costs and generate
revenues, technological developments, protection of its intellectual
property rights, its ability to attract and retain key personnel, the
resolution of issues concerning commercial activities via the Internet,
including security, reliability, cost, ease of use and access, government
regulation, risks related to international sales and potential foreign
currency exchange fluctuations, economic, political and social conditions in
the countries in which it operates and other risks detailed from time to
time in periodic reports filed by SoftQuad with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities. SoftQuad’s actual
results could differ materially from management's expectations because of
such factors.

For further information on SoftQuad, please contact:

Sacha De Groot
ITPR (for SoftQuad Software)
(416) 860-3899 ext. 8026

For further information on the Open Applications Group, please visit
http://www.openapplications.org/ or contact:

Anthony J. Blazej
Open Applications Group, Inc.
(203) 966-7388

Heather Grant
Account Executive
130 King Street West, Suite 2810
Toronto, ON M5X 1A9
Tel: 416-860-3899 ext 3609
Fax: 416-941-1090
Email: Heather@itpr.com

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