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Day: April 6, 2004

W3C Issues DOM Level 3 as Recommendation

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) released the Document Object Model Level 3 Core and Load and Save specifications as W3C Recommendations. The specifications reflect cross-industry agreement on a standard API for manipulating documents and data through a programming language (such as Java or ECMAScript). The DOM Level 3 Core extends the platform- and language-neutral interface to access and update dynamically a document’s content, structure, and style first described by the DOM Level 2 W3C Recommendations. DOM Level 3 provides a standard set of objects for representing XML documents and data, including namespace, XML Base, and XML Schema datatypes support. DOM Level 2 was designed for HTML 4.01, XML 1.0, and Namespaces in XML. With DOM Level 3, authors can take further advantage of the XML platform. It provide support for XML 1.1 and is aligned with the XML Information Set, specification which is also used by other W3C Recommendations such as XML Schema 1.0 and SOAP 1.2. DOM Level 3 enhances the support for XML namespaces and schema-type information. It delivers critical functionalities for Web services applications, as well as other mainstream XML applications. www.w3.org

Open Text and Frontline Group Partner on Oil & Gas Industry

Open Text Corporation and The Frontline Group, a Houston-based energy industry business and technology consulting firm, announced plans to jointly deliver Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software based on Open Text’s Livelink suite. The solutions will help companies improve processes and team collaboration in oil and gas exploration. The companies plan to combine Open Text’s ECM software with The Frontline Group’s specialized process and change management consulting services. Specifically tailored to the needs of energy companies, the solutions will offer ways to link globally dispersed teams of people involved in oil exploration, and provide a single place where they can work together, share information and maintain project documents. www.frontline-group.com, www.opentext.com/energy

Stellent & Venetica Partner

Venetica and Stellent, Inc. announced a partnership that will enable customers to leverage disparate enterprise content on behalf of initiatives such as regulatory compliance, portals, and intranets. In addition, Venetica is announcing general availability of its Content Bridge for Stellent Universal Content Management, enabling Stellent customers to access content residing in repositories outside of the Stellent system. The Content Bridge will also allow applications using Venetica’s VeniceBridge ECI platform to access and work with content stored in a Stellent repository as well as content stored in external sources. www.venetica.com, www.stellent.com

webEdition Software GmbH Enters North America

webEdition Software GmbH of Karlsruhe, Germany, announced the opening of its North American subsidiary, webEdition Software Ltd. to market and support their web content management system (CMS). The webEdition CMS is designed specifically to address the needs of web design agencies and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME). The product allows users to update web sites simply and inexpensively. The Standard Version of this full-featured, modular system starts at just $249 US. The software includes no-charge technical support. www.webedition-cms.com

TRADOS Launches TeamWorks

TRADOS Inc., announced the launch of TRADOS TeamWorks, a localization process management solution. The new offering is intended to transform the way localization and translation teams work – streamlining the entire process from creation to delivery. The goal is to maintain the integrity of critical information such as brand messaging, product information, internal documents, and other materials with legal and regulatory implications. With each additional participant in the process – many working in incompatible formats – the complexity of the process increases significantly as does the opportunity for costly inefficiencies and errors. TRADOS TeamWorks is designed to strengthen and optimize every link in the chain – tying together the work of content authors, project managers, project specialists, translators, quality assurance specialists and reviewers or editors. As a centralized collaboration platform, TRADOS TeamWorks also unifies the different formats, such as HTML and applications from Microsoft and Adobe. TRADOS TeamWorks capabilities include Web-accessible central translation memory, localization project management, collaborative workflow for process optimization, task-level automation, integrated quality assurance, and other functionality. www.trados.com