Testimonials for W3C's Testimonials for W3C's XML Inclusions (XInclude), Version 1.0

These testimonials are in support of W3C issuance of "XML Inclusions (XInclude), Version 1.0" as a W3C Recommendation.

XInclude simplifies creating and managing information components, making it easier for authors and organizations to reuse information in multiple documents and document types. Enabling more frequent reuse of information helps authors work more effectively while increasing the accuracy of information that they deliver. Arbortext enthusiastically contributed to the development of this Recommendation, and earlier this year we delivered support for XInclude in the Arbortext 5 release of our Enterprise Publishing software.
-- Paul Grosso, Vice President of Research and Co-founder, Arbortext
Sun Microsystems is pleased to see XInclude published as a W3C Recommendation, which provides a critical piece of infrastructure for compound document authoring not generally available in the post-DTD world. As evidence of our commitment to XInclude and open standards, Java 5.0 ships with support for XInclude today.
-- Ed Julson, Engineering Director of Web Technologies, Sun Microsystems
The University of Edinburgh welcomes the publication of Xinclude as a W3C Recommendation. The W3C's support of XML and related technologies is fundamental to work in many areas of University, particularly speech and language technology work in the School of Informatics.

XInclude addresses a key aspect of this work, namely the representation in XML of linguistic annotation which is not strictly hierarchical. XInclude will allow us to make our existing widely-used approach to this problem, know as Stand-off Markup , into full compliance with W3C Recommendations.

-- Henry S. Thompson, Reader in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, University of Edinburgh

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