Next Generation Collaborative XML/SGML Markup Editor Released by Publishing Tools Developer Topologi Pty Ltd
Sydney, Australia. September 09, 2002.
A new tool for professional publishing teams and individuals has been launched by Topologi Pty Ltd. The Topologi Collaborative Markup Editor supports the whole of lifecycle for large and complex XML and SGML documents.
Document processing with structured markup languages presents a number of challenges -- documents may be large; they are frequently worked on by a team, raising collaboration and management issues; team members may range from highly skilled subject and technical experts to casual non-expert users who need to be productive with a minimum of training.
Founder and CTO Rick Jelliffe explains "The lack of editing tools has been a chronic problem facing those who use standards-based markup languages for documentation projects. Standard text editors don't provide enough validation but XML editors lack the flexibiltiy that publishers require."
A beta version of the Topologi Editor previewed at recent XML conferences generated much favorable comment. Edd Dumbill, Managing Editor of XML.com wrote in his <taglines/> column, "Rick Jelliffe has consistently challenged conventional thinking in the XML world. Rick may well be on the verge of a big improvement to one of the thorniest areas for users of XML, editing. His company's editor accepts the reality of the editing situation, that documents don't start off or necessarily remain valid and well-formed, even though this is the ultimate aim."
Compelling aspects of the Topologi Collaborative Markup Editor include:
- fast text input and scrolling
- gracefully handles long files and bad markup
- innovative tools in a familar interface framework
- flexibility: work with different document types and deploy new ones readily
- special validation modes for incomplete documents
- Unicode support
- over 25 unique features
- XML _and_ SGML validation
- practical licensing arrangements
- Linux and Mac OS X versions in beta testing
The Topologi Collaborative Markup Editor
Community Edition can be downloaded freely from Topologi's website, http://www.topologi.com, for an evaluation period of up to 30 days. An introductory level registration fee for single users is US$59. An annual site license for an unlimited number of users costs US$5,000 including support. A high-end version of the editor will be released later in 2002.
About Topologi Pty Limited
Founded in April 2001, Topologi Pty Ltd (http://www.topologi.com) is a privately held joint venture between Rick Jelliffe, a pioneer of XML and creator of schema language, Schematron, and Allette Systems (Australia) Pty Ltd, a leading integrator and champion of XML technologies. The company released its first product, the Schematron Validator in 2001. Based in Sydney, Australia, Topologi's mission is to develop innovative and practical XML tools for a global customer base.