SoftQuad Software Inc. and Object Design, Inc. announced a strategic alliance to integrate and jointly market SoftQuad’s XMetaL XML authoring environment and Object Design’s eXcelon XML eBusiness information server. The integrated products provide customers with a complete solution for developing, managing and publishing XML content for a wide variety of eBusiness applications, including knowledge management, Web product catalogs, Web publishing, etc. SoftQuad has built a special XMetaL Integration Toolkit for eXcelon, providing users with an extremely efficient way to store and retrieve XML documents. eXcelon also automates the security, administration and on-line publishing of XMetaL-generated content.,