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See the lead news entry in 'XML Industry News' http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/xmlNews.html or http://www.dtd.com/press/DTDcom-PR1.html [November 22, 1999] "Lumeria Announces DTD.com, a Powerful New Site and Web Application for XML Developers. DTD.com Web Site Includes DTDfactory -- a DTD Editor and Validator -- and DTDwarehouse -- the World's Largest Repository of XML DTDs." - "Lumeria, the world's first infomediary incubator, today announced the launch of DTD.com, a ground-breaking site for web software developers that combines a web repository for XML DTDs (document type definitions) with a web-based tool for editing and creating DTDs. XML is the cutting-edge successor to HTML as the lingua franca of the web, and DTD.com is designed to help accelerate the adoption of XML. Although XML, or eXtensible Markup Language, offers many advantages over the more commonly used HTML, or Hypertext Markup Language, no standard way exists for identifying the kind of information contained in XML documents and applications. DTDs reveal the specific tags used for identifying particular information in an XML document or application, such as the fare and departure times in an airline schedule. DTD.com offers web developers two free benefits. First, DTD.com provides the XML community with a free knowledge repository -- called the DTDwarehouse -- for storing and sharing DTDs and information about each DTD. Secondly, DTD.com gives away a free web-based knowledge management application, called the DTDfactory, which lets XML developers mine the data in the DTDwarehouse, create their own DTDs, validate them against industry standards, and share their knowledge of DTDs with other developers. With the goal of becoming a standard repository for all DTDs, DTD.com enables XML developers to upload their own DTDs -- whether entire DTDs or suggested tags -- to the DTDwarehouse to share with other developers. DTD.com will also aggregate these DTDs or tags and submit them for approval by the appropriate standards committees as a way of accelerating the standardization of XML. Lumeria has launched DTD.com in an effort to stem the potential fragmentation of XML that is likely to occur in the near future. DTD.com addresses this problem by creating the world's largest repository, where developers can share DTDs and their knowledge about them. The DTDwarehouse is the world's largest DTD repository and is stocked with over 180 DTDs covering a wide range of subjects, from mathematics to science, government, education, and personal profiling. In addition, DTD.com supports Lumeria's proposed new standard for personal profiling, called the Profile Markup Language (PML) -- an extremely rich profile description and exchange platform, which is based on XML."
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