Arbortext, Inc. announced the upcoming release of the next version of its Epic Editor software, Epic Editor 4.2, which will offer expanded support for software developers who require the openness and power of JavaScript, DOM and XSL. Epic Editor 4.2 expands the ability of software developers to build on the company’s Single Source Publishing Architecture to create customizations through the new enhancements. Built in support for JavaScript empowers software developers who are already familiar with it. JavaScript support is in addition to Epic Editor’s existing support for compiled languages, including Java, C and C++, as well as any language that talks through COM, including Visual Basic. Epic Editor 4.2 provides a GUI-based configuration for associating scripts with events. This enhancement gives developers an easy way to add customizations to Epic Editor. In addition to fully supporting the DOM Core, Epic Editor 4.2 expands that support to include dynamic DOM Ranges and most DOM Level 2 events. Epic Editor’s built-in GUI-based stylesheet development tool now uses XSL as its default native format, which extends Arbortext’s support for this standard underneath its easy-to-use stylesheet design interface. Previously offered only as a technology preview, Arbortext has upgraded its support for XSL-FO (XSL Formatting Objects) to support the most recent XSL-FO specification and is now a standard part of Epic Editor 4.2, providing a robust way to apply style to content that’s intended for paper publishing. Epic Editor 4.2 will ship in July 2001. All Arbortext customers under maintenance are eligible to receive the Epic Editor 4.2 upgrade at no charge, and the upgrade will be automatically shipped to them. www.arbortext.com

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