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Subject: OASIS Member News: XML Global Technolgies,Inc. Partners with the US National Institute of Standards and Technology

Press Release

XML Global Technolgies, Inc. Partners with the US National Institute of
Standards and Technology

Vancouver, B.C., September 18th, 2000 - XML Global Technologies, Inc.
(www.xmlglobal.com), a provider of XML based e-business software solutions,
today announced it is partnering with the U.S. Department of Commerce's
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the purpose of
testing emerging web based protocols for registry to registry communication.

XML Global Technologies Inc. is partnering with NIST by providing a system
with which to investigate XML based interactions with NIST's existing
implementation of the OASIS draft specification of a registry/repository.
The system will provide directed communication via the Internet using XML
and HTTP based protocols between the two repository systems. Using the two
implementations, XML protocols will be examined, implemented and tested to
determine suitability for inclusion in emerging registry/repository

Although XML is a recent newcomer in the electronic commerce landscape,
supply chains in many industries, as well as industry consortiums and
standards organizations, are using XML to define their own vocabularies for
business transactions and relationships. The vocabularies, business
templates and business processes used by these groups to transact business
must be accessible by all partners at any time. Furthermore, newcomers to
the supply chain or business partnership must be able to discover these
documents and retrieve them. A registry and repository can be used to
provide this service. A series of registries and repositories can link many
organizations and industries, acting as a web of registries for discovery.
Standards are needed to ensure interoperability of these registries;
additionally, a registry vocabulary must be created for consistency of
discovery information among them.

"We are extremely happy to be working with NIST," stated David Webber, Vice
President of XML Global Technologies Inc. "Their rigorous testing standards
and understanding of XML and all its implications for successful e-business
is second to none. With XML Global's successful completion of this effort,"
continued David Webber, "we are confident that this will facilitate NIST
fostering open public e-business standards for industry and establishing a
workable testing system for registry to registry communication."

About NIST
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is an agency of the U.S.
Department of Commerce's Technology Administration. Established in 1901,
NIST strengthens the U.S. economy and improves the quality of life by
working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and
standards. It carries out this mission through a portfolio of four major
programs: Measurements and Standards Laboratories, Advanced Technology
Program, Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Baldridge National Quality

About XML Global Technologies Inc.
XML Global Technologies Inc. is a leading provider and developer of highly
scalable XML based e-business software solutions designed to allow
organizations to optimize information integration, retrieval and
manipulation. XML Global's flagship products, the patent pending XML based
search engine goXML(tm) and its patented expressXCHG(tm) software are
designed to maximize the effectiveness of information exchange while
minimizing capital expenditures in IT overhead. XML Global's pioneering XML
based technology is an integral part of the infrastructure required for
companies to participate on the leading edge of e-business. For further
information please visit our website at www.xmlglobal.com or call the
numbers below.

Forward-Looking Statements
All statements are based on XML Global Technologies, Inc.'s current
knowledge and specific assumptions with respect to future business
decisions. The actual results of XML Global Technologies, Inc. may differ
materially from those indicated by these forward looking statements as a
result of various important factors, including, but not limited to, those
discussed in the Risk Factors section of XML Global Technologies' recent
registration document, SB-2/A, which is on file with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.

PR Contact Information
Contact	Anthony Dutton
		Director of Corporate Communication
Phone		1-604-717-1100 ext.112
		1-800-201-1848 ext.112
Fax		1-604-717-1107
Email		anthony.dutton@xmlglobal.com
Web		www.xmlglobal.com

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