FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Design in*Progress
Media Design in*Progress Releases XPublish 1.0: First XML Website
San Diego, CA, March 18, 1998: Media Design in*Progress today released
XPublish, the first Mac website publishing system that is based on the XML
1.0 document standard. Webmasters can use XPublish to efficiently author,
publish and maintain middle sized and large websites to deploy on any
platform. The XPublish application can be downloaded from:
XPublish is the first commercially available professional XML authoring and
publishing system. The application provides dialogs to create, inspect and
modify XML markup, liberating the author from detailed knowledge of the XML
specification. It provides an extendable markup editor resembling the
powerful Emacs editor, but with Mac ease of use. The editing environment
will be dynamically tailored to the document types (DTDs) and declarations
of the author.
XPublish generates HTML pages from XML documents at publishing time. Thus,
web publishers can benefit from the efficiency and flexibility of XML when
creating sites for todays browsers. All XML content is maintained in an
object database for speed and concurrently as markup files for flexibility.
XPublish gives web developers the advantages of one-source publishing
without the overhead and complexity of full SGML.
The integrated Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) editor simplifies designing and
maintaining a consistent presentation style for websites. XPublish can
optionally emulate CSS for older browsers that don’t support style sheets.
XPublish is listed at $495, but is currently available for an introductory
price of $245.
Extensive Markup Langauage (XML) is an electronic publishing and document
format created and developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). XML is
intended for use on the World Wide Web, for vendor-neutral data
interchange, media-independent (one-source) publishing, collaborative
authoring, and processing of web documents by intelligent agents. A press
release about XML 1.0 is found at: (http://www.w3.org/Press/1998/XML10-REC)
ABOUT MEDIA DESIGN IN*PROGRESS
Media Design in*Progress is a leading developer of professional web
software based on open standards for webmasters, web designers and web
publishers. Our flagship product is Interaction, the first application to
use XML for dynamic social adaptive websites. Media Design in*Progress also
tailors web publishing solutions to individual clients. The company is
privately owned. Originally founded in Norway, Media Design in*Progress
today has its headquarters in San Diego, California.