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Subject: OASIS Member News: XML 2003 to Highlight Key Publishing Trend: XSL-FO Tools

XML 2003 to Highlight Key Publishing Trend: XSL-FO Tools
XSL-FO “Chef’s Tools Exhibition” Slated for 7 p.m. Dec. 10;
Premier XML Industry Event Runs Dec. 7-12 in Philadelphia

Alexandria, Va. October 8, 2003 - IDEAlliance, a leading trade association
dedicated to fostering XML and other information technology standards, today
announced that XML Conference and Exposition 2003 will feature an XSL-FO
“Chef’s Tools Exhibition” Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.  The exhibition is a technical
demonstration of a variety of XSL-FO tools, highlighting their strengths and
business applications.  XML 2003, the world’s largest XML trade conference,
is being held Dec. 7-12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in
Philadelphia, Pa.

“XSL-FO is one of the hottest topics in the XML arena today,” says B. Tommie
Usdin, president of the XML and SGML consulting firm Mulberry Technologies,
Inc., and chair of the XSL-FO exhibition.  “This is a great opportunity to
see the variety of tools available and compare their relative strengths.”

Sharon Adler, chair of the XSL Working Group, says that the number of
vendors offering XSL-FO tools represents a milestone in the acceptance of
XSL-FO as an important publishing standard.
“The hard work of the XSL Working Group is reflected by the number of
vendors that have committed to supporting the standard,” says Adler.
“Anyone interested in the future of XML publishing needs to see this

Companies interested in presenting an XSL-FO tool at the XSL-FO Chef’s Tools
Exhibition should contact B. Tommie Usdin at btusdin@mulberrytech.com

XML 2003 will feature a full schedule of educational programs on critical
XML topics such as B2B, content management, government XML applications,
graphics and multimedia, publishing, vertical industry applications, Web
services, and more.  Keynote speakers and presenters at XML 2003 will
include representatives from Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT); Sun
Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW); Oracle Server Technologies (NASDAQ:
ORCL); Reuters (NASDAQ: RTRSY); BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAS); Hewlett
Packard (NYSE:HPQ); and IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM).

For the full XML 2003 schedule, visit

Opportunities to sponsor or exhibit at XML 2003 are still available.  For
more information, visit <http://www.xmlconference.org/xmlusa/2003/expo.asp>.

For general information and to register to attend XML 2003, visit

About IDEAlliance

IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a not-for-profit
membership organization. Its mission is to advance user-driven,
cross-industry solutions for all publishing and content-related processes by
developing standards, fostering business alliances, and identifying best
practices. IDEAlliance has been a leader in information technology since
1966 (founded as Graphic Communications Association) having fostered the
development and adoption of standards such as ADIS, GRACoL, ICE, JIFFI,
Mail.dat, papiNet, PRISM, PROSE XML, SPACE XML, SGML, and XML. Learn more
about IDEAlliance at <www.idealliance.org>.

Joy Blake Scott
Longleaf Public Relations
Phone: 303-639-6069
Fax: 303-639-9062

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