Press Release Adds Detailed Listings for 400+ XML Specifications

ZapThink to Provide Quarterly Updates

Boston, MA, USA; 13 June 2001 – OASIS, the XML interoperability consortium, today announced that its recently expanded industry portal has been enhanced to include an online, categorized listing of the ZapThink XML Standards Report and Analysis. This new data features key details about more than 400 XML specifications from 300 organizations worldwide. “Finally, developers have one place online where they can go to find out how XML is being used in specific industries,” said Leo Kraunelis, general manager of at OASIS. “The addition of this content expands the clearinghouse on XML in industry, providing a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate body of information on initiatives and specifications.” XML.ORG offers detailed summaries from ZapThink’s quarterly Standards Reports. Developers who require an in-depth analysis of a particular specification are able to purchase the full report through ZapThink, an analyst and consulting firm focused on XML and associated technologies. “Through, OASIS provides free access to ZapThink’s high-quality information regarding the current status of XML specifications,” explains Ronald Schmelzer, Senior Analyst at ZapThink. “ serves as a valuable, non-commercial resource for bringing XML communities together.” About XML.ORG XML.ORG ( is an open community resource for advancing XML industry standardization. Hosted by OASIS, XML.ORG operates as a centralized portal that provides valuable information to technologists and business people developing purpose-built XML languages. is funded by corporate sponsors that include IBM, Sun Microsystems, SAP, Oracle, Altova, Softquad Software, Documentum and XML Journal. About ZapThink, LLC ZapThink, LLC ( is a research and analysis firm focused on helping businesses and individuals understand rapidly changing technologies, with a specific emphasis on XML standards. ZapThink produces and sells the Standards Report, a quarterly report of over 400 XML standards, as well as a number of other technology and industry-specific reports. Founded in 2000, ZapThink, LLC is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit About OASIS OASIS ( is an 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 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. For more information: Carol Geyer Director of Communications OASIS +1 978.667.5115 x209.