Francis Cave Digital Publishing was established in September 1999 with the aim of delivering a range of XML consultancy, training, system design and implementation services. It is the trading name of Francis Cave, an XML expert with more than twenty years' experience in the field.

The range of services currently on offer includes:

Recent and current development projects in which Francis has or is played a leading role include:

Francis Cave chairs IST/41, the Technical Committee of BSI responsible for a range of XML standards associated with document description and processing. In October 2017 he was appointed Chair of the corresponding international standards committee ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Document description and processing languages, which is involved in the maintenance of several important international standards, including the XML schema languages RELAX NG and Schematron, and specifications for the office document file formats used by popular software tools such as Microsoft Office, OpenOffice and LibreOffice, and more recently the EPUB 3.0 specification. Starting with version 1.3, he is a co-editor of the OASIS OpenDocument Format (ODF).