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Subject: OASIS Releases XML DOM Level 1 Conformance Test from NIST

OASIS Releases XML DOM Level 1 Conformance Test from NIST

Boston, MA USA; April 2, 2001—-OASIS, the XML interoperability
consortium, together with NIST, the National Institute of Standards and
Technology, added two new test suites for the XML Document Object Model
(DOM) Level 1 to the growing collection of OASIS Conformance Tests for
XML Technologies. DOM Level 1 provides a standard set of objects for
representing HTML and XML documents, a standard model of how these
objects can be combined and a standard interface for accessing and
manipulating them. The two DOM Level 1 Conformance Test Suites were
developed by NIST and submitted to OASIS for the benefit of the entire
XML community. They include both ECMAScript and Java tests.

The ECMAScript DOM Test Suite is interactive, providing instant
pass/fail results. Developers may view the source code of the test, link
to the test purposes (semantic requirements) and link to the appropriate
section in the W3C DOM Recommendation. The suite includes more than 800
ECMAScript tests, covering all fundamental, extended and HTML

The Java DOM Test Suite also contains more than 200 tests, covering all
fundamental and extended interfaces. The tests are organized into a set
of classes, one for each interface. The suite includes a test driver
that accepts implementations, interfaces and output files.

“Both DOM Level 1 test suites represent a significant addition to the
set of OASIS conformance products. NIST is delighted to submit this work
to OASIS in support of the Consortium's goal to promote
interoperability.” said Lynne Rosenthal of NIST, chair of the OASIS
Interoperability and Conformance Technical Committee. “These conformance
test suites increase the likelihood that software products claiming to
adhere to DOM Level 1 are implemented correctly. The tests help
developers identify and correct errors before their products ship.”

“Recognizing the community’s need for reliable, objective conformance
information, OASIS applauds NIST for this latest work on DOM Level 1,”
added Laura Walker, executive director of OASIS. “OASIS is proud to work
with NIST to make it easier for organizations to develop and adopt
products that conform to the W3C recommendation. The end result of all
our efforts is interoperability, and everyone benefits from that.”

The DOM Level 1 ECMAScript and Java Conformance Test Suites are publicly
available at http://www.oasis-open.org/tech_work/index.shtml.

About NIST
The National Institute of Standards and Technology
(http://www.nist.gov/) 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 Baldrige National Quality

OASIS (http://www.oasis-open.org) is the international, not-for-profit
consortium that advances electronic business by promoting open,
collaborative development of interoperability specifications. With the
United Nations, OASIS sponsors ebXML, a global framework for electronic
business data exchange. OASIS operates XML.ORG, the non-commercial
portal that delivers information on the use of XML in industry. The
XML.ORG Registry provides as an open community clearinghouse for
distributing and locating XML application schemas, vocabularies and
related documents. OASIS serves as the home for industry groups
interested in developing XML specifications. OASIS technical work
embraces conformance, security, business transactions, repositories and
other interoperability issues.

OASIS sponsors include Access360, Accenture, Adobe Systems, AND Data
Solutions, Arbortext, Auto-trol, Aventail, Baltimore Technologies, B-Bop
Associates, BEA Systems, Bentley Systems, Boeing, Bowstreet, Business
Logic Corporation, Chrystal Software, Cohesia, Commerce One, Critical
Path, DataChannel, Dataloom, Deutsche Post AG, Documentum, EADS Airbus,
empolis, Engage, Enigma, Excelergy, eXcelon, Extricity, First Call,
Hewlett-Packard, IBM, icomXpress, Informix, Infoteria, Innodata,
Interwoven, IPNet Solutions, ITEDO, Ivis Group, Jamcracker, Logistics
Management Institute, Mediaplex, Mercator Software, Micrografx,
Microsoft, Netegrity, Netfish, Netscape/AOL, NextPage, NII Enterprise
Promotion Association, Nimble Technology, NIST, Novell, ObjectSpace,
OpenNetwork, Pearson Education, Planet 7 Technologies, Popkin Software,
ProNet Technology, Reuters, SAA Consultants, Sabre, SAP, Securant
Technologies, SeeBeyond, Sequoia Software, SilverStream Software,
SoftQuad, Software AG, Sterling Commerce, StreamServe, Sun Microsystems,
Synth-Bank, Tamalpais Group, Tata Consultancy Services, Thomas
Technology Solutions, TIBCO, U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency,
Virtual Access Networks, Visa, Wavo, webMethods, Whitehill Technologies,
Xerox, XML Global, XMLSolutions and XyEnterprise.

For more information:
Carol Geyer
Director of Communications

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