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Submission request to W3C (W3C Team Comment)

We, W3C member eBusiness Technologies, Inc. hereby submit to the Consortium the following specification, comprising the following document(s) attached hereto:

  1. XTND - XML Transition Network Definition
  2. XEXPR - XML Expression Language

which collectively are referred to as "the submission". We request the submission be known as the XTND/XEXPR submission.


In XML-based standards there often arises the need for two components:

This submission is made up of two parts: XTND and XEXPR. XTND is a generic DTD that can be used for describing transition networks, and their interaction with the outside world. XEXPR is a scripting language that uses XML syntax, and hence is designed to be embedded in XML. XTND uses XEXPR.

eBT is submitting these two specifications to the W3C in the hope that they will be incorporated into future specifications that need such functionality.

Intellectual Property Rights

If part(s) of this submission by eBT is(are) included in a standard and eBT has copyrights, patents and/or pending application(s) that are essential to implementation of such included part(s) in said standard, eBT is prepared to grant to Consortium on the basis of reciprocity (grantback) a nonexclusive license on such included part(s) on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions.

eBT reserves all other rights it may have in the material and subject matter of this contribution, including the copyright of the specification. eBT expressly disclaims any and all warranties regarding this contribution including any warranty that this contribution does not violate the rights of others or is fit for a particular purpose.


The following are registered marks refered to in this request or the submission None worthy of note.


The submission may be distributed within the membership of the W3C free of any fee. The submission may be distributed publicly free of any fee under the redistribution terms expressed in the W3C copyright statement.


The following points should be noted as regards licensable technology involved in any third party implementations of the technology specified in the submission: None

Suggested action

We suggest that the Consortium consider these two modules as candidates for incorporation into future works.


To help with this work, we expect to be able to provide depending on exact circumstances, some portion of an individual's time to the Consortium.

Change control

Should any changes be required to the document, we would expect future versions to be produced by W3C process.


Inquiries from the public or press about this submission should be directed to: Gavin Thomas Nicol, Chief Scientist, eBusiness Technologies, Inc. gtn@ebt.com


Submitted this 10th day of October, 2000,

by Gavin Thomas Nicol, W3C AC representative, eBusiness Technologies, Inc.