Benoit Marchal

Benont Marchal is a writer and consultant based in Namur, Belgium. His company, Pineapplesoft, specializes in e-commerce with XML and Java. In 1997, he co-founded the XML/EDI Group, a think tank that promotes the use of XML in e-commerce applications. He is the author of Applied XML Solutions (Sams), and a columnist for Gamelan and IBM developerWorks. You can reach him through his Web site at http: // or via e-mail at [email protected]