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Auto-trol Featured in Fourth Edition of Top-selling XML Handbook

Tech Illustrator and KONFIG® CM Products Illustrate Chapter on Graphic Content Management

Charles F. Goldfarb’s XML Handbook (The XML Handbook), the leading XML resource with 100,000 copies in print, is now available in a revised and expanded Fourth Edition. The new book totals more than 1,200 pages, covering the full breadth of XML applications, tools, and technologies that are revolutionizing Web services, e-business, and software development. Auto-trol’s Tech Illustrator and KONFIG® CM (formally CENTRA 2000®)® products are featured in the book’s coverage of the integration of graphics into XML documents.

"So much has happened because of XML since the last edition, that we had to write a new book," said Dr. Goldfarb, the father of the markup language technology used in XML. "XML now affects everything, from business areas like supply chain and demand chain management to programming and Web infrastructure."

Industry experts from 34 leading XML providers and users participated, including Auto-trol and such household names as Adobe, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, and Sun.

Kevin O'Kane, Director of Research & Development and Auto-trol's contributing expert had these comments. "The fourth edition of Charles F. Goldfarb’s XML Handbook provides a state-of-the-art survey of XML application advances, best practices, and implementations. It should be on the library shelf of all XML practitioners. We are gratified that our experience developing the Tech Illustrator and KONFIG® CM (formally CENTRA 2000®) products enabled us to contribute to such a work."

Included with the new edition of The XML Handbook are two CD-ROMs that include 175 free XML software packages, trial versions of major XML products, and a library of XML-related specifications.

Company background

Established in 1962, Auto-trol Technology Corporation is a major global developer and integrator of enterprise software solutions for electronic publishing, documentation, network management, and product life cycle management systems for government agencies and contemporary business organizations worldwide. Based in Denver, Colorado, Auto-trol has offices throughout the world and has installed systems for thousands of customers in both domestic and international markets. Auto-trol is a full service provider, supplying software, integration and consulting services, training, and software support. Information about Auto-trol Technology and its products and services can be found on the Web at Information about KONFIG® CM can be found at, and Tech Illustrator can be found at

Centra Technology Ltd. is the wholly owned UK subsidiary of Auto-Trol Technology Corporation of Denver, Colorado, a 40 year old computer-aided engineering and technical publishing software developer and systems integrator. From its headquarters in Wolverhampton, Centra Technology Ltd. sells and supports Auto-Trol's KONFIG® CM (formally CENTRA 2000®) and Tech Illustrator software suites as well as the GEOSTATION® petroleum exploration and production geographic information system (GIS).

Dr. Charles F. Goldfarb is the father of XML technology. He is the inventor of SGML, the International Standard on which both XML and HTML are based. Further information on The XML Handbook can be found at Journalists can request a courtesy copy from


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