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Subject: SoftQuad Announces the Availability of MarketAgility,A Supply-Side Solution for B2B E-commerce An end-to-end XML solution thatgives suppliers total control over their e-market presence

News Release

SoftQuad Announces the Availability of MarketAgility,
A Supply-Side Solution for B2B E-commerce An end-to-end XML solution that
gives suppliers total control over their e-market presence

TORONTO, ON – September 25, 2000 – SoftQuad Software Ltd. (OTC BB: SXML), an
internationally recognized developer of XML enabling technologies and
commerce solutions for e-business, today announced the availability of
SoftQuad MarketAgility™, an end-to-end technology and services solution that
gives suppliers total control over the creation, management and delivery of
customized e-catalogs to multiple e-marketplaces and e-procurement systems.
SoftQuad, a member of Ariba’s supplier enablement initiative, demonstrated
MarketAgility for the first time at Ariba’s “LIVE Miami” 2000 conference,
held on September 17 to 20, 2000.

“For suppliers, success in the e-marketplace will be determined both by the
speed with which they can collect and manage their catalog content, and the
quality of that content,” said Kate Fessenden, Aberdeen Group.  “Suppliers
need to be able to effectively control their e-market presence, and SoftQuad
MarketAgility addresses this precise issue.”

MarketAgility is a complete solution, built from the ground up around XML,
the new language of e-commerce and a technology SoftQuad helped develop. It
combines SoftQuad’s XML enabling technologies with the expertise of SoftQuad
’s Product Solutions Services Group to provide suppliers with an automated
catalog management solution tailored to their existing technology
infrastructure, business processes and e-catalog requirements.

“MarketAgility enables suppliers to effectively participate in
e-marketplaces by helping them overcome the critical inhibitor to the growth
of B2B commerce – the effective collection, management and delivery of
customized e-catalog content to multiple distribution channels,” said
Roberto Drassinower, president and CEO of SoftQuad Software.

A server-based solution built on industry standard databases and
administered through a unified Web interface, MarketAgility provides both
system and catalog administrators with an easy-to-use, secure and reliable
platform for creating customized e-market catalogs.  It automates the
collection, normalization and incremental updating of structured product
information from wherever it resides in an enterprise – content management
systems, electronic resource planning systems, enterprise databases, and
more – into an XML-based master catalog.

To transfer unstructured information into the master catalog and supplement
raw product data with rich content such as descriptive marketing text,
images and Web pages, suppliers use the MarketAgility Workbench, a powerful,
yet easy to use XML composition and viewing tool based on SoftQuad’s
award-winning XMetaL technology.

Customized catalogs with buyer specific prices can easily be created,
reviewed, updated and approved using MarketAgility’s Web-based catalog
management tools. Because information is stored in XML, catalogs are easily
transformed into the specific dialect of XML used by each targeted
e-marketplace. MarketAgility supports data formats for Ariba, Commerce One,
e-procurement systems, content aggregators and syndicators, Web publishing
systems, and wireless applications.

Additional industry leaders in the catalog content management space have
recognized MarketAgility. Trey Simonton, executive vice president of
business development for ec-Content, the total e-catalog content solution
provider for B2B e-marketplaces, with a network of 40,000 supplier and
subscription customers said: “MarketAgility's automated content collection
and XML transformation capabilities allow supplier information, in any
format, to be normalized and cleansed to a very high standard for use in
multiple e-marketplaces and e-procurement systems. This reduces the time to
market, and allows suppliers to quickly react to changing market

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 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, its ability to successfully obtain
inclusion of its common stock on the Nasdaq National Market 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:

David Terry
ITPR (for SoftQuad Software)
(416) 642-6357

SoftQuad and XMetaL are registered trademarks of SoftQuad Software, Ltd.
MarketAgility is a trademark of SoftQuad Software, Ltd.  All other products
or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and
may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Heather Grant
Account Executive
214 King Street West, Suite 216
Toronto, ON  M5H 3S6
Tel: (416) 642-6353
Fax: (416)642-6361
Email: Heather@itpr.com

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