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FRESH MEADOWS, NY – NOVEMBER 30, 2000 – Data Conversion Laboratory (, a leader in converting and repurposing data to XML formats, is once again proud to be included in Goldfarb and Prescod’s XML Handbook™, Third Edition. The XML Handbook was rated the top XML book of 1998 by

The Third Edition totals more than 1,000 pages, covering the full breadth of XML applications, tools and technologies that are revolutionizing e-business, both on and off the Web. Industry experts from 27 leading XML providers and users contributed, including Adobe, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun.

Data Conversion Laboratory is featured in Chapter 32, which deals with planning for and implementing large-scale conversions.

Data Conversion Laboratory outlines approaches on how to estimate scope and cost before a project begins, and a step-by-step planning methodology that guarantees the user gets the XML conversion expected. The material in this chapter is based on DCL’s experience with over 25,000 projects spanning over 150 million pages to date in a variety of industries, including government, military, publishing, corporate and public libraries.

“The secret to successful conversion is planning—knowing up-front what you want your finished data to look like, anticipating as many bottlenecks as you can, then crafting the right DTD (document type definition). The Data Conversion Laboratory methodology is battle-tested over 20 years, thousands of projects and millions of pages. We’re delighted our input is once again included in Goldfarb and Prescod’s XML Handbook, Third Edition,” said Mark Gross, president of DCL.

Data Conversion Laboratory ( is the leader in implementing complex data conversion solutions for government and military agencies, integrators and such publishing giants as McGraw-Hill, Wiley, Harcourt, Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott and Reed Elsevier (Reference), as well as the Library of Congress, Lockheed Martin, McDonnell Douglas, Gulfstream Aerospace, United Technologies and the New York Public Library. The company is based at 61-18 190th St., 2nd Floor, Fresh Meadows, New York, 11365.

Dr. Charles Goldfarb is the father of markup languages, a term he coined in 1970. He is the inventor of SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language), the International Standard on which both XML and HTML are based.

Paul Prescod is a leading XML software developer for ActiveState and a member of the W3C group that developed XML

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