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XML 2003 to HIghlight Key Publishing Trend: XSL-FO Tools Chef's

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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 7, 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

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 exhibition.”

Companies interested in presenting an XSL-FO tool at the XSL-FO Chef’s Tools
Exhibition should contact B. Tommie Usdin at bt******

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

For the full XML 2003 schedule, visit

Opportunities to sponsor or exhibit at XML 2003 are still available. For more
information, visit <>.

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

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