FileNET Corp. and Vignette Corp. announced the delivery of the Panagon Connector Modules for Vignette (CMV). CMV integrate FileNET’s Panagon eProcess and eContent Services with Vignette’s application suite to significantly reduce implementation timeframes and accelerate time-to-market for critical eBusiness applications. CMV are now available from FileNET for immediate deployment. Panagon Connector Modules for Vignette bring together FileNET’s eProcess technologies and repository services with Vignette’s enterprise content management, relationship marketing, personalization, mobile communications delivery and analytical tools. The modules’ sample templates greatly reduce implementation times by providing customers with out-of-the-box capabilities. Panagon Connector Modules for Vignette are available from FileNET. www.FileNET.com, www.vignette.com
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced the publication of two W3C Recommendations: XHTML 1.1 and Ruby Annotation. XHTML 1.1 defines a new XHTML document type that is based upon the modularization framework and modules defined in Modularization of XHTML, and serves as the basis for future extended XHTML ‘family’ document types. Ruby Annotation provides an XHTML module for expressing short runs of text alongside base text, typically used in East Asian documents to indicate pronunciation or to provide a short annotation. The modules are defined in Modularization of XHTML. XHTML Basic is an example of fairly minimal build of these modules and is targeted at mobile applications. XHTML 1.1 is an example of a larger build of the modules, avoiding many of the presentation features. XHTML 1.1 defines a new XHTML document type that is designed to be portable to a broad collection of client devices, and applicable to the majority of Internet content. Content developers who base their content upon XHTML 1.1 can trust that it will be consistently portable across user agents which support XHTML. In Japanese and Chinese, it is common practice to put annotations in a very small font next to printed text to aid readers in pronunciation of rarer ideographic characters. These annotations are called “ruby,” from the name British printers used to describe a 5.5 point typeface. Ruby annotations regularly appear in Japanese magazines, as well as Chinese and Japanese textbooks. While many international typography needs can be fulfilled through the use of style sheet languages such as CSS or XSL, additional markup is needed to define the relationship between the base text and its annotation. Ruby Annotation delivers this functionality to the Web in the form of an XHTML module, thus allowing ruby to be correctly rendered along with the basic text without using special workarounds or graphics. www.w3.org
TIBCO Software Inc. announced the commercial release of XML Validate, a member of the TIBCO Extensibility product family. XML Validate is an enterprise-grade solution for validating streaming XML documents or messages against an XML Schema or DTD. This Simple API for XML (SAX)-based implementation for run-time validation provides organizations with the core component in developing high bandwidth, XML-based processing. XML Validate is a core building block for creating an e-commerce processing engine for XML documents and messages, and has the potential of handling millions of transactions per day per server. XML Validate can easily be inserted into an existing XML parsing scenario, enabling validation to occur the instant it is received by the parser. Additionally, it supports the validation of DTDs to allow connectivity with organizations not currently using XML Schema. XML Validate is an SDK and will run on Windows 2000, NT and UNIX platforms. It is available on a per server basis and currently available for delivery. www.extensibility.com, www.xmlschema.com, www.tibco.com
Interwoven, Inc. announced the availability of Interwoven TeamXpress for IBM’s new WebSphere User Experience offering. TeamXpress software provides content collaboration, content management and content distribution functionality for the recently announced IBM WebSphere User Experience offering and provides a complete solution for creating and maintaining dynamic, personalized Web content. Interwoven TeamXpress for WebSphere provides: functionality for a single Web site with a maximum of 40 content contributors, templating, all-asset virtualization, versioning, and database and file-system asset deployment. TeamXpress offers bundled capabilities of Interwoven’s Web Content Infrastructure product suite including TeamSite, TeamSite Templating, OpenDeploy and Turbo 2.0. TeamXpress uses Interwoven Turbo 2.0 technology for integration with WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Personalization, WebSphere Studio, IBM Content Manager and IBM Enterprise Information Portal. TeamXpress can be upgraded to Interwoven’s full Content Infrastructure product suite. Interwoven TeamXpress is available directly from IBM. www.ibm.com, www.interwoven.com
Software AG and BEA Systems, Inc. announced a strategic alliance as part of the BEA Star Partner Program. Software AG will immediately become a BEA 3 STAR partner. Tamino X-Bridge will enhance the XML capabilities of BEA WebLogic Collaborate and Process Integrator and Tamino X-Node will enhance the back-end database access capabilities of BEA WebLogic. Tamino XML server will also be optimized for package sales with HP Bluestone’s J2EE application server. In addition, Tamino has been ported to HP-UX 11. Software AG is now a premier member of HP’s Computing Solution Provider Program. Customers can now purchase Tamino and HP Bluestone’s J2EE application server at a better rate as a package than as separate products. Initially, joint sales activities will focus on the German market, moving to other regions at a later point in time. www.softwareagusa.com, www.hp.com, www.softwareag.com, www.hewlett-packard.de, www.bea.com
Global Internet Management Corp. (GIM.NET) announced the release of InfoServe-2.0. InfoServe is a Web content management software product that combines customized template design and content management functions with extensive e-business operations and intranet features. Version 2.0 enhances editing tools with a new graphic interface, expands user permissions management functions, and broadens the module library with upgraded e-commerce and newsletter management functionalities. www.gim.net
SealedMedia and Arbortext announced they have entered into a partnership to provide publishers with a solution to protect and distribute digital content using XML technology. Through Arbortext’s software, enterprises are able to use a Single Source Publishing Architecture to capture content from a variety of sources, store and manage that content in an XML repository, and extract and assemble that content according to individual needs for publishing to multiple media types: Web, print, CD-ROM, e-Books and wireless devices. SealedMedia’s DRM technology allows content owners to seal content in a variety of formats (HTML, PDF, image and audio formats, etc.) and distribute it digitally to end users with flexible license configurations in the knowledge that it always remains protected. Arbortext, Inc. and empolis content management GmbH (formerly known as STEP GmbH), a subsidiary of Bertelsmann Mohn Media Group, also announced that sigmalink has been integrated with the Epic E-Content Engine (E3) to add multi- channel publishing to the sigmalink content management system.
Open Market, Inc. announced the availability of an integration between its Content Server Enterprise Edition (CSEE) software and the iPlanet Portal Server 3.0 from iPlanet E-Commerce Solution. This integration provides interoperability between the iPlanet Portal Server and Open Market’s CSEE software through a plug-in. With this integration, iPlanet Portal Server “channels” are used to access Open Market’s applications and the content they manage. For example, one channel can allow geographically dispersed content contributors to access Open Market’s applications with a single sign-on. Another channel allows iPlanet Portal Server users to access news and company information that is targeted to their role in the organization. Open Market and iPlanet worked in conjunction with Migration Software Systems to allow the two environments to operate as a single solution. The integrated solution is available today from both Open Market and iPlanet. The two organizations are finalizing agreements regarding continued development and support of the integrated plug-in. www.openmarket.com