Microsoft debuts a new XML specification for data mining; rivals Oracle and IBM support a competing spec based on Java. Meanwhile, a report urges the government to hold off on XML until the dust settles. Can the standard be standardized? Government urges slow road to XML
The investigative arm of Congress says federal agencies might want to hold back before adopting the Web standard, noting a lack of formal governmental policy or standard.
April 8, 2002 Microsoft revamps spec for Web searches
The company plans to announce a new version of XML for Analysis, intended to offer better support for data mining and Web services applications.
April 8, 2002 Adobe enhancing FrameMaker software
The company Monday will announce the release of a new version of its FrameMaker publishing software, which continues the company's push into server programs.
April 7, 2002
XML could become new lingua franca
In a few short years, a once obscure technology bearing the unremarkable name of Extensible Markup Language has gone from a dry-as-dust specification to the center of the newest Web revolution.
November 8, 2001