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Day: June 21, 2004

Vignette Debuts Early Adopter Program for Vignette Application Builder 7 with WSRP Support

Vignette Corp. announced the initial availability of Vignette Application Builder 7.0, the company’s composite application solution that now leverages the Web Services for Remote Portals (WSRP) standard. Vignette partners now have the opportunity to augment other portal vendors’ technologies by leveraging Vignette Application Builder’s WSRP production capabilities to deliver targeted solutions for specific business needs and vertical industries, regardless of the underlying architecture. With support for the production of WSRP, Vignette Application Builder now enables application designers to create federated portal applications that can be centrally deployed but consumed by multiple, distributed portals. Vignette Application Builder 7.0 will be generally available in the third quarter of 2004. www.vignette.com

CambridgeDocs Announces WordML to XSL:FO Translation

CambridgeDocs announced WordML to XSL:FO capabilities for the upcoming release of its xPublish Framework / Software Development Kit (SDK). With this capability, solution integrators and developers will be able to direct the CambridgeDocs servers to convert WordML documents into XSL:FO. (WordML is the XML format in which Microsoft Word 2003 saves content.) Users will be able to generate of PDF files on a Java-based server, using content authored in Microsoft Word 2003 and saved as WordML. Applications can also manipulate that content programmatically before generating the PDF files. The WordML to XSL:FO functionality is available immediately as part of CambridgeDocs xCTS – the xDoc Content Transformation Server. A future version of these products will also support rendering of XSL:FO into WordML, allowing for two-way transformation between the formats. It also allows Word to be used as an editor for generating XSL:FO templates. Pricing for CambridgeDocs xDoc Content Transformation Server and the Java Word API begins at $10,000 per deployed server. The xPublish Framework begins at $20,000 per deployed server. www.cambridgedocs.com

Ontopia & Index Information Technologies Announce Partnership

Ontopia, creator of the Ontopia Knowledge Suite, the Topic Maps-based information integration technology, and Index Information Technologies, a Finnish company specialized in building professional content creation and knowledge management systems, have announced a partnership to bring the capabilities of Topic Maps technology to the Finnish market. Topic Maps offer an approach, based on an international standard, to describe the meaning of information. www.index.fi, www.ontopia.net

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