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Watchfire Announces Metabot Pro 2.0, E-Quality Suite 1.0

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Watchfire Announces Metabot Pro 2.0, E-Quality Suite 1.0

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Watchfire has announced the release of Metabot Pro 2.0, which, according to the company, now provides even greater support for editing and updating metatag information. Using a familiar spreadsheet-style interface, Metabot Pro makes it simple to generate and manage metadata for Web site documents. This tool allows Web authors to view metatags that exist in their files, to insert metatags into many files simultaneously, and to test for metatag standards compliance. The updated software is part of a newly announced suite of products.

In addition to standard HTML documents, Metabot Pro now supports Microsoft Office documents and common graphic images associated with HTML. New integration with Microsoft FrontPage allows customers to take advantage of Metabot Pro's superior editing capabilities by launching Metabot Pro from the FrontPage menu. An upcoming free patch release will include integration with Allaire HomeSite and Macro-media Dreamweaver. In addition, Metabot Pro supports editing of HTML documents via ftp and allows directory filtering to ensure that only those documents under development are being scanned for editing.

Before Metabot Pro, Web site content developers had few alternatives for creating metatags, other than manually coding them into their files one document at a time. This process is extremely slow, and infeasible for adding metatags to thousands of legacy documents. Many Web sites have attempted to enforce metatag creation standards across their sites but have given up because the process is too time-consuming. …

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