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SoftQuad Unveils XMetaL 3

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SoftQuad Unveils XMetaL 3

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SoftQuad Software, Ltd. has announced the release of XMetaL 3, a major upgrade to its XML content-creation software. According to the company, this new version features innovative ease-of-use and collaboration capabilities for content authors. It also offers developers the first XML editor with a rich development environment that supports XML Schema, a standard created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to define common languages for business applications. XML Schema enables companies to exchange information seamlessly with partners, customers, and suppliers. XMetaL 3 simplifies the creation of reusable business content, making it possible for businesses to rapidly streamline the process of distributing information to the Web, print, and other media.

XMetaL 3 includes the following new features and capabilities that allow customers to deploy solutions that hide the complexity of XML from users during the content-creation process:

* Revision Marking-This enables groups of authors and editors to collaborate on documents and track changes, speeding the creation and approval of XML content.

* Preview in HTML and Adobe PDF-- Users can preview documents before publishing or save them in these formats for distribution and review.

* Enhanced integration with Microsoft Office-Legacy content can now be transformed from Word, Excel, and other formats to XML content.

* Work group document sharing-Support for the WebDAV standard provides a lightweight approach to work group document sharing.

* Enterprise document sharing-Modules that were introduced with XMetaL 2.1 and that offer seamless integration with Documentum, Interwoven, and other leading content management systems are available for XMetaL 3. …

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