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Subject: SoftQuad and XtraNet Expand Partnership With XNU.com XML-Authoring Training Courses


SoftQuad and XtraNet Expand Partnership With XNU.com XML-Authoring Training
XMetaL to be learning platform for beginners and experts

TORONTO, ON – June 26, 2000 – SoftQuad Software, Ltd. (OTC BB: SXML), an
internationally-recognized developer of XML enabling technologies and
commerce solutions for e-business, and XtraNet, a leading web development
training organization, today announced the launch of an initiative designed
to develop an XML course for beginners through XtraNet’s XNU.com brand.

This course is the first in a series of XML authoring courses to be offered
through XNU.com using XMetaL 2.0, SoftQuad’s premier XML content creation
solution, as a platform for learning. XMetaL is known for its ease-of-use
for beginners, as well as its versatility for XML experts.

“SoftQuad is on the leading-edge of XML authoring technology, so it makes
sense for us to use XMetaL as the foundation for our XML courses,” notes
XtraNet spokesperson Jim Jackson, “and the fact that XMetaL 2.0 is so
straightforward for beginners makes it even better for teaching.”

SoftQuad and XNU.com have also begun to develop the full range of
next-generation XMetaL 2.0 training materials.  This will include a complete
redesign and update of the popular “XMetaL Core Configuration” course,
Advanced Configuration materials, and the comprehensive “Train the Trainer”

SoftQuad and XNU.com have a strong history of partnering on educational
programs. XNU offers a series of HTML-authoring courses based upon SoftQuad’
s HoTMetaL Web authoring systems.

“XNU.com has had great success with their series of HoTMetaL HTML-authoring
courses,” says Jonathan Sachs, vice-president, marketing, SoftQuad Software,
Ltd., “and we are delighted to move forward with them on XMetaL courses for
all knowledge levels.”

About XMetaL

SoftQuad XMetaL 2.0, the premier enabler for XML-based content applications,
provides the power and flexibility required to create and work with XML
content in a real-world production environment. Combining state-of-the-art
XML editing features and the ideal front-end to e-commerce, e-publishing and
knowledge management applications, XMetaL 2.0 makes it easy for an entire
organization’s user-base to create content.

About XtraNet

XtraNet is a leading web development training organization. The company both
develops courses and delivers training in technical and web related
technologies. XtraNet is an authorized training delivery partner for iPlanet
(the SUN | Netscape Alliance), Microsoft (CTEC), Macromedia , SoftQuad and
Miva Corporation. XtraNet developed training materials are in use at many
top corporate and government organizations such as Boeing, Florida Power and
Light, EPA, Ericsson, Pac Bell, Proctor and Gamble, CIBC and many more.
XtraNet markets training delivery services under the XNU.COM and the
TrainingTools.com brands.

For more information about XNU, please visit www.xnu.com

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 (September 2000 shipping date), 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.
SoftQuad is also a member of the Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGI).

For more information, visit SoftQuad’s website 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
changes in such factors.

For further information on XNU, contact:

Jim Jackson

For further information on SoftQuad Software, contact:

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

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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