Affiliations & Associations

Both the company and individual staff members have associations and affiliations with companies and organisations which are also involved with markup.

Quotes in the sections below are just that, quotes. They reflect the opinion of the organisation that wrote the quote, right down to the superatives used. They are provided to give a flavour of the organisation being quoted (especially since rewriting to avoid superlatives would change that flavour) and are not necessarily the opinion of Mentea.


Associations with other consultants indicates both the respect with which Mentea is held within the industry and the capacity of Mentea to call on additional help for large or highly specialised projects.

XML Guild

The XML Guild is a consortium of some of the best independent XML consultants in the world. Our members have extensive experience in XML and markup technologies. We are involved in the establishment of standards and best practices. We are authors of numerous books, articles and papers, and are well-known presenters and speakers.

 XML Guild

Tony Graham was a member of the XML Guild, and Mentea was an affiliated company. As he was a previous member, Tony Graham is now a Friend of the XML Guild.

Mulberry Technologies

Mulberry Technologies, Inc., is an XML and SGML consultancy specializing in applications that have a text design, processing, interchange, or display component.

 Mulbery Technologies, Inc.

Tony Graham was an associate of Mulberry Technologies, and Mentea frequently worked with Mulberry


That Mentea is involved in Working Groups is another indication of the depth of experience available to you.

Print and Page Layout Community Group

The Print and Page Layout (PPL) Community Group is the “virtual water cooler” for people interested in XSL-FO and related page layout technologies.

Tony Graham is the Chair of the Print and Page Layout (PPL) Community Group

W3C Japanese Layout Task Force

Mission: To create a document about requirements for general Japanese layout realized with technologies like CSS, SVG and XSL-FO.

 Japanese Layout Task Force.

Tony Graham is a member of the W3C Japanese Layout Task Force.

Previous affiliations

Tony Graham has previously been a member of the W3C XML Print and Page Layout Working Group, the W3C XSL FO sub-group, the W3C XML Protocol Working Group, the OASIS Reliable Messaging Technical Committee, and the OASIS DocBook Technical Committee


As stated in the “Principles” page, we are committed to using or recommending the best tool – be it an editor, XSLT processor, XSL formatter, other application, or programming language, and be it open source or commercial – to complete the task. However, when you’ve made your choice of software, we are happy to help you get the most out of it, and Mentea’s capacity to help has been recognised by some vendors that list Mentea as a partner.

Partner relationships are listed here in the interests of full disclosure. Any vendor relationship is and always will be non-exclusive. Mentea does not sell or endorse any product, and no money changes hands in either direction with any vendor.

Antenna House

Antenna House produces the “Antenna House Formatter” XSL-FO and CSS formatter.

 Antenna House.

Mentea was an Alliance Partner with Antenna House

<oXygen/> XML Editor

<oXygen/> is the best XML editor available, with a large number of users ranging from beginners to XML experts. It is the only XML tool that supports all the XML schema languages. The XSLT and XQuery support is enhanced with powerful debuggers and performance profilers. You can use XML Editor to work with all XML-based technologies including XML databases, XProc pipelines, and web services.

 <oXygen/> XML Editor.

Mentea was a Consulting Partner to Syncrosoft, makers of the oXygen XML Editor