XMetal 3 Gains B2B Capabilities

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2002-02-25 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Although XML gets a lot of attention as a format for handling dynamic data transactions in business integration and Web services, it is also regularly used for data-rich documents.

Although XML gets a lot of attention as a format for handling dynamic data transactions in business integration and Web services, it is also regularly used for data-rich documents. SoftQuad Softwares new version of XMetal bolsters the already strong XML document editor with improved usability and support for new XML standards.

Among the principal new usability features in XMetal 3 are more Microsoft Word-like interface features, including support for revision marking. XMetal can preview and save documents in HTML and PDF formats.

Support for WebDav makes it much easier to use XMetal to edit documents that are stored on a Web site, and support for the World Wide Web Consortiums XML schema format makes the tool much more useful for creating business-to-business documents such as purchase orders.

While much of the focus of XMetal is on document creation, a new Java API makes it possible to use XMetal in conjunction with Web application and services development.

XMetal 3 costs $495. For more information, go to www.softquad.com.

 
 
 
 
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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