Blast Radius has introduced XMetaL 4.5, designed to simplify the creation of reusable business content - expediting multichannel content delivery, cutting production costs, and providing control over content quality. XMetaL 4.5 is available immediately. The XMetaL suite consists of four products: XMetaL Author and XMAX (XMetaL for ActiveX), used by content creators; XMetaL Developer, used by developers to build custom solutions for content authors; and XMetaL Central, a server-based XML environment manager.
XMetaL 4.5 offers automatic generation of style sheets and other customization files, support for application-level customizations, SGML support, and MathML integration as well as an improved editing interface, which is available as a standalone application or in embedded form. Other features of XMetaL 4.5 include: Smart Customization Generator--automatically generates style sheets and behavior customizations from a DTD or schema; these are instantly usable in XMetaL Author and XMAX (XMetaL for ActiveX) and provide a foundation for people creating customizations with XmetaL Developer. Automatic Reloading of Customization Files--when a customization file is updated and saved in XMetaL Developer, XMetaL Author and XMAX (XMetaL for ActiveX) automatically update themselves to use the new version of the file. XMetaL. Application-level Customizations--developers can create application-level customizations that apply to all DTDs and schemas. Improved Table Editing: Authors can move or copy content, including multiple cells, within and among tables using a click, drag-and-drop method and can delete multiple columns in a single operation; CALS, HTML and XHTML table models are supported.