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Apache XML Project provides commercial quality standards–based XML solutions that are developed inn a open and cooperatives fashion.

The Dublin Core – A Simple Content Description Model for Electronic Resources. 

IBM Developer Zone XML is the site for newsML project is to provide a single, value-added, entry point to up-to-date reference and guidance information on available and emerging standards and specifications that facilitate the electronic exchange of information. The Diffuse project has been set up to provide neutral reporting on developments relating to standards and specifications in support of Key Action II (New Methods of Work and Electronic Commerce) and Key Action III (Multimedia Content and Tools) of the European Commission’s Information Society Technologies (IST) programme.

The Diffuse Project provides a nice summary of the document interchange standards located at

Digital Property Rights Language

Microsoft XML site

News Industry text Format is another newsML site

Platform for Internet Content Selection

Rivcom is a company with XML, newsML, and related services.

Oasis is a not–for–profit consortium that designs and develops industry standard specifications for interoperability based on XML.

PRISM - Publishing Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata

TAGA is a worldwide forum for sharing and disseminating theoretical, functional and practical information on current and emerging technologies for Graphic Arts print production and related processes.

An annotated XML specification can be found at This is a "wonderful" tour of the XML 1.0 specification. Too bad it's not in hardcopy for reading on the plane.

The News Industry Text Format

Topic Maps Frequently Asked Questions is an independent consortium of parties interested in developing the applicability of the Topic Maps Paradigm to the World Wide Web, by leveraging the XML family of specifications as required. This work includes the development of version 1.0 of an XML grammar for interchanging Web-based Topic Maps, called XML Topic Maps (XTM) Version 1.0, written by the Topicmaps.Org Authoring Group. All versions of the XTM Specification will be permanently licensed to the public.

WebRef's XML page is an independent resource for news, education, and information about the application of XML in industrial and commercial settings. Hosted by OASIS and funded by organizations who are committed to product-independent data exchange, XML.ORG offers valuable tools, such as the XML.ORG Catalog, to help you make critical decisions about whether and how to employ XML in your business. For businesspeople and technologists alike, XML.ORG offers a uniquely independent view of what's happening in the XML industry.

XMLNews - Meta Documentation

XML Cover Pages is a comprehensive online reference work for the Extensible Markup Language (XML) and its parent, the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). The reference collection features extensive documentation on the application of the open, interoperable "markup language" standards, including XSL, XSLT, XPath, XLink, XPointer, HyTime, DSSSL, CSS, SPDL, CGM, ISO-HTML, and others.

XUL is an XML based User Interface Language.

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