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Day: May 16, 2000

Latest Release of Interwoven TeamSite Delivers Multi-Lingual Capability

Interwoven, Inc. announced the availability of the latest version of TeamSite, which now serves the needs of content developers in Europe and Asia by allowing easy content entry for languages based on both single-byte and multi-byte characters such as French, German and Japanese. This means faster time-to-Web and reduced development costs for multi-lingual sites. With the latest version of Interwoven TeamSite software and XML-based TeamSite Templating, non-technical users can easily enter content and metadata on content for multiple languages. This makes it easier for organizations to extend the responsibility for content development and management throughout the global organization. Because metadata can also be in the local language, content can be more easily syndicated across multiple sites and can be easily searched and shared with other applications. Development costs associated with multi-lingual sites will also be reduced because local teams are now empowered to manage content in local languages. The entire task-based workflow process, from content development, to quality assurance, and approval through deployment can now be directed in local languages, which reduces the cost and decreases the time required to manage content. The latest version of TeamSite Templating now has improved database integration and content re-use functionality. TeamSite Templating enables content reuse by separating content from presentation, which allows content creators to more easily contribute without having to worry about the details of presentation. This release extends TeamSite Templating’s XML-based architecture by providing the ability to “nest” page components which extends content reuse capabilities. The TeamSite Templating page generation engine combines content elements and Interwoven OpenDeploy can then be used to automatically deploy these pages to the production environment including application servers for dynamic delivery. TeamSite 4.2.1 is available immediately. www.interwoven.com/products/teamsite

Microsoft Unveils Latest Version of XML Parser

Microsoft Corp. announced the newest version of its MSXML parser with built-in support for version 2.0 of the Simple API for XML (SAX2). The decision to implement the SAX2 programming interface, rather than develop a new one, is a reflection of Microsoft’s commitment to deliver the features its customers demand. SAX2 is designed to enable faster and more efficient processing of XML by allowing programs to read, review and process XML files without having to load the entire document into memory. The latest version of the MSXML parser, the third in a series of XML parser technology previews Microsoft began releasing in January 2000, provides another programming interface for building Web-based distributed applications based on standard XML messages. These releases allow Microsoft to achieve its goal of providing new features and updated support for standards in “Web time.” In addition to the new SAX2 support, this release also adds more support for XSLT and Xpath. Development of SAX began in December 1997; its first release was in May 1998. SAX was a collaborative effort developed entirely by the members of the XML-DEV mailing list. The SAX interface is free for commercial and noncommercial use. Although the list of contributors credits over 80 people, including some of the original developers of XML, David Megginson of Megginson Technologies Ltd. (www.megginson.com/) is considered to be the primary developer and maintainer of SAX. SAX 2.0 was released on May 5, 2000. The new release is available for immediate download at http://msdn.microsoft.com/xml/