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Jean Paoli at the 2010 O'Reilly Open Source Convention

Jean Paoli is one of the inventors of XML. Along with Tim Bray and C. Michael Sperberg-McQueen, Paoli co-edited the XML 1.0 recommendation for the World Wide Web Consortium starting in 1997 and until at least 2008.[1][2]

Paoli moved from Paris to join Microsoft in 1996, where he worked on the Channel Definition Format for Internet Explorer 4.0,[3] advocated for the original Microsoft Office XML formats, and promoted Office Open XML. Along with Adriana Neagu and others he was a co-inventor of InfoPath and is named on its patented way of authoring XML using DHTML views and XSLT.[4]

As of late 2017, Paoli has announced on LinkedIn that he has departed Microsoft and is now working on a new stealth startup (Docugami, Inc.) focused on productivity, machine learning, semi-structured data and documents.


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