SoftQuad Software, Ltd. announced XMetaL 2.0, a major upgrade to its XML content creation solution. The new version of XMetaL makes it easier for everyone to create XML content, and provides integrators even greater flexibility in deploying effective content solutions for real world production environments. Key features to this upgrade include well formed editing, a new Structure view, support for more advanced XML constructs and expanded customization options. XMetaL 2.0 provides new features and functions for deploying effective content creation environments that integrate seamlessly with an organization’s applications and workflow processes. XMetaL 2.0 features built in access to script engines and a Script Editor that supports code coloring and pretty printing. XMetaL 2.0’s Forms Editor facilitates the creation of custom dialog boxes to bring windows dialogs and behaviors right into the document interface. XMetaL provides support for inline ActiveX controls and features an extended object interface that allows embedded ActiveX controls to be hosted within a Resource Manager tab. Plus, XMetaL 2.0 features enhanced support for advanced XML constructs like internal subsets, parsable external entities, the DOM, OASIS catalogs, and UTF-16 (Unicode) encoding. XMetaL 2.0 also supports well-formed editing, so users can open and edit documents without associated DTD and work with document fragments. As well, XMetaL 2.0’s new Structure View provides a quick way to navigate and edit documents. XMetaL 2.0 will be available in late June 2000. New users can purchase XMetaL 2.0 for $495.00 (US) per single user license. Registered owners of XMetaL 1.0 or 1.2 with a support and maintenance contract can upgrade to XMetaL 2.0 for $75.00 (US). Without a maintenance contract, the upgrade price is $195.00 (US). The product is sold directly and through VARs and OEMs. Volume discounts, site licenses, partner programs and on-site training are all available.