Emile 1.0 - XML Editor for Mac

Date:         Thu, 10 Jun 1999 09:24:39 -0700
From:         Terje Norderhaug <terje@in-progress.com>
To:           robin@isogen.com
Subject:      Emile 1.0 - XML Editor for Macintosh


SAN DIEGO. California. June 09, 1999.

Media Design in*Progress today ships Emilé 1.0, the first XML editor for Macintosh. Emilé is the commercial edition of the free Emilé Lite XML editor that was released in April.

Emilé is a highly customizable XML editor that supports productive markup with XML, liberating the author from detailed knowledge of the XML specification by providing context-sensitive dialogs and menus listing allowed tags and common markup constructs. The editor automatically adapts the user interface to the current document type (DTD), and comes with a validator to ensure correct markup.

"Emilé is a robust, yet elegantly sleek workhorse that manages a multitude of markup editing tasks with unencumbered ease. Users can learn it quickly, and it has been a success both in our Electronic Thesis and Dissertation project at the University of Iowa, as well as in the international e-textnology collaborations I have under way. Media Design in*Progress clearly has the user--newbie or experienced--in mind with this convenient, customizable tool. Emilé and the company's other products are the vehicle taking the Mac platform across the line first for the best XML environment" says Dr. John Robert Gardner, Academic Technology, University of Iowa.

Emilé includes a powerful text editor that is specialized for extensible markup, making the application a suited companion for learning from the many books and articles that present XML in text format. Palettes display the document outline and element context so that authors can see the hierarchical structure of the content. Emilé comes with an optional Validator to ensure correct markup, and can be extended with other plug-in components.

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is an open document standard for structured content, created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for use on the World Wide Web, vendor-neutral data interchange, media-independent publishing, collaborative authoring, and processing of web documents by intelligent agents. XML allows authors to use custom elements and other specialized markup constructs, making content more flexible and reusable.

Internet Explorer 5.0 supports XML, and so will the next version of Netscape Navigator. Emilé Lite can export an XML document as HTML, so web authors can take advantage of extensible markup while keeping the pages accessible for older web browsers.The W3C has announced that the next version of HTML will be based on XML.

Emilé has an introductory price of $79. A demo copy of the editor can be downloaded from the company's website at www.in-progress.com/emile.


Media Design in*Progress [www.in-progress.com] is the leading developer of XML based applications for the Macintosh platform and a pioneer in use of extensible markup for web based education, virtual community servers, web publishing and software for dynamic personalized sites. In addition to the Interaction web server companion, the company provides XPublish, the first commercial XML website publishing system, and Cascade, the first comprehensive Cascading Style Sheets editor. The company is privately owned and has its headquarters in San Diego, California.

-- Terje Terje@in-progress.com | Media Design in*Progress