SOURCE: Ephox Corporation

April 12, 2005 21:23 ET

Ephox Launches EditLive! for XML 3.0 at Gilbane Content Management Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2005 -- Ephox today launched a major upgrade to its EditLive! for XML solution at the Gilbane Content Management Conference.

EditLive! for XML enables business users to easily create and edit XML content in a simple, browser-based tool and provides developers with an easy to use XML forms development environment. EditLive! for XML is the only XML forms solution combining browser-based access, comprehensive rich text authoring capabilities and cross platform support.

Version 3.0 also introduces a desktop edition of the forms development environment and a new form solution file format which dramatically decreases the amount of effort required to design and deploy XML forms.

Key benefits of the EditLive! for XML solution

The EditLive! for XML solution for XML forms makes it possible to combine rich text (graphics, rich text, tables) with strict data types (numbers, dates, plain text) to leverage the best features of forms, documents and spreadsheets. Its browser-based architecture suits highly distributed systems with thousands of users.

EditLive! for XML also consists of a development environment for XML forms which significantly reduces the costs and complexities of designing and deploying solutions for the contribution and editing of XML content.

Enhancements to the Visual Forms Designer for developers

--  Standalone desktop application. A new desktop edition of the Visual
    Forms Designer enables quicker design and testing of XML solutions.
--  Faster deployment with new file format. EditLive! solutions can now be
    saved and loaded in a single ZIP-based file, which contains all the
    template (XSLT) and schema files required to load a form.
--  Simplified WYSIWYG editor. Template files, based on XSLT, are now
    created using an improved WYSIWYG editing interface.
--  Improved schema editor. Tree view of schema enables quick editing of
    the W3C XML Schema data model for the solution.
Enhancements to the Editor Control for end users
--  Improved rich text editing. XHTML support now offers inline table and
    image resizing.
--  Spell check as-you-type. Users immediately see spelling errors in text
    fields. Custom words can be added to a local dictionary.
--  Improved display of validation errors. Errors are now indicated with a
    red border.
--  New software development kit (SDKs). For rapid integration with
    Vignette Content Management Server, JSP, ASP and PHP. EditLive! for XML is
    also available for Open Text Web Content Management server.

Evaluation versions are available for download from

About Ephox

With over 1,200 customers and partners, Ephox is the world's leading provider of XML and XHTML authoring tools for enterprise content management. Its cross-platform, Web-based software enables business users to create standards compliant content in an intuitive, word-processor-like environment. Ephox has OEM agreements or partnerships with 6 of the 8 Gartner magic quadrant 'leaders' in enterprise content management including EMC (Documentum), IBM, Vignette, FileNet, Stellent and Open Text.

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