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Day: February 17, 2003

Altova Offers Free XML Document Editor

Altova Inc. announced that their XML document editor product, AUTHENTIC 5, will now be offered to the public through a free software license. AUTHENTIC 5 is a customizable, light-weight, and easy-to-use XML document editor, that allows business users to create and edit content through a web-enabled interface that resembles a word processor. AUTHENTIC 5 features full support for standard internet protocols and file transfer interfaces, including WebDAV, HTTP; a browser plug-in that enables a business user to access and edit XML content on the Web, spell checking capabilities in 14 languages including a medical & legal dictionary, real-time document validation, built-in templates for over 15 industry standard XMLcontent formats including NewsML, NITF, DocBook, and more. AUTHENTIC 5 can be used in conjunction with XML content repositories, including OracleXML DB, Microsoft CMS 2002 via the AUTHENTIC Content Management Server Placeholder Control Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Software AG Tamino Server, IXIASOFT TextML Server, XML Global GoXML DB, Lightspeed Interactive Astoria, X-Hive/DB, iLevel Software Insite Server, NeoCore XMS, and others.

Interwoven Awarded Patent on Content Management Technology

Interwoven, Inc. has been issued a U.S. Patent for its “System and Method for Website Development,” the core technology within its content management product, Interwoven TeamSite software. Patent (#6505212) describes Interwoven’s method of using branches, workareas, staging areas, and editions to develop and manage content and all revisions. This patent includes 13 claims covering, among other things: A system for asset management comprised of multiple workareas, each configured to maintain a virtual copy of content as it would appear when published; A staging area; Branches and sub-branches (for different projects or initiatives) that contain individual workareas, staging areas, and editions; The use of a hierarchical file system and an object repository for representing and hosting content and its structure; Virtualization of all content regardless of location as well as Web and application servers; And the combined concepts of file history, versioning, comparison, and merging as it relates to content, provide an archive of all individual changes as well as collections of changes so they can be versioned and audited.

XACML Ratified as OASIS Standard

OASIS announced that its members have approved the Extensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) as an OASIS Open Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. XACML allows developers to express and enforce policies for information access over the Internet. The OASIS XACML specification was developed by Entrust, IBM, OpenNetwork, Quadrasis, Sterling Commerce, Sun Microsystems, and other members of the OASIS Extensible Access Control Markup Language Technical Committee. XACML is the latest addition to the OASIS portfolio of security standards. It joins another recently approved OASIS Open Standard, the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), as well as emerging specifications advanced within OASIS such as WS-Security, Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML), Digital Signature Services (DSS), and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

Percussion & Buystream Partner

Percussion Software and Buystream announced a partnership to combine their content management and web analytics solutions. Rhythmyx customers will now be able to manage their content efficiently while measuring its effectiveness. The advantage to this integration is providing the line-of-business users, rather than the technical users, with the statistics to make sure the right content is delivered to the proper audience. Armed with statistics on the meaningful content, Rhythmyx customers will be able to make the appropriate changes quickly using Rhythmyx’ Active Assembly, a graphical layout tool for arranging content without technical assistance. Buystream Perspective is built specifically for integration into content management systems. The template-driven structure of content management systems makes it easy to integrate Buystream’s data-tag technology. Buystream’s data collection technology, data tagging, automatically inherits information such as “author,” “title,” and “date” from each template. Buystream Perspective can then produce reports that enable business managers, content contributors and editors to understand how effective the content is in context of their business processes and desired outcomes.,

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