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Who developed XML?

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The XML specification was developed from 1996 through 1998 by a wide-ranging group of markup language experts from industry and academia.

  • Computer industry: Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Netscape, Adobe, Fuji Xerox
  • SGML vendors and system integrators: ArborText, Inso, SoftQuad, Grif, Isogen, Texcel
  • Academic and research community: Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), NCSA, James Clark
  • Early adopters: DataChannel, Vignette
  • Recent additions (after XML 1.0): IBM, Oracle, Omnimark, Lotus, Xerox, SAP, Merrill Lynch, ...
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XML & JAVA: PORTABLE DATA PORTABLE PROGRAMS

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