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Day: March 14, 1999

Hynet releases version 2.1 of internet publishing tool

Hynet Technologies, announced the release of Hynet Directive 2.1.Hynet Directive is an XML-based electronic publishing product currently being used by financial institutions and high-tech manufacturers to convert documents and publish up-to-date information to the Internet and CD-ROM. Directive 2.1 adds new functionality, including: the ability to access to the Directive conversion engine via C++, Visual Basic and Java; the ability to edit Directive document types; and the ability to edit and reuse existing or automatically generated document mapping rules. The Directive conversion engine, which can be purchased separately from the Directive publishing product, provides conversion of Microsoft Word and Adobe FrameMaker documents to HTML or XML. This tool is now enhanced for batch processing environments with command line access and APIs for C++, Visual Basic, and Java. The Directive document type editor allows users to generate and edit document types with point-and-click commands. Document types are templates which encapsulate meta data and import and target mapping rules for a class of documents. The Directive document type editor is integrated into the Directive desktop. www.hynet.com

Microstar and Vervet announce XML bundle for E-comm

Microstar Software Ltd. and Vervet Logic today announced an agreement to bundle Near & Far Designer XML from Microstar and XML Pro from Vervet. The package will be available from both companies for a special promotional price. Together the products allow for XML-based Web application design (Near & Far Designer) and XML content creation (XML Pro) in a comprehensive suite for Web developers at a competitive price. Microstar also announced the availability of an XML only version of Near & Far Designe. The product is designed to meet the specific needs of Web application developers in the rapidly growing market for XML publishing and e-commerce applications. www.microstar.com, www.vervet.com