Terje Norderhaug


SAN DIEGO (CA) June 9, 1999: Media Design in*Progress today ships Emil
1.0, the first XML editor for Macintosh. Emil is the commercial edition of
the free Emil Lite XML editor that was released in April.

Emil is a highly customizable XML editor that supports productive markup
with XML, liberating the author from detailed knowledge of the XML
specification by providing context-sensitive dialogs and menus listing
allowed tags and common markup constructs. The editor automatically adapts
the user interface to the current document type (DTD), and comes with a
validator to ensure correct markup.

“Emil is a robust, yet elegantly sleek workhorse that manages a multitude
of markup editing tasks with unencumbered ease. Users can learn it quickly,
and it has been a success both in our Electronic Thesis and Dissertation
project at the University of Iowa, as well as in the international
e-textnology collaborations I have under way. Media Design in*Progress
clearly has the user–newbie or experienced–in mind with this convenient,
customizable tool. Emil and the company’s other products are the vehicle
taking the Mac platform across the line first for the best XML environment”
says Dr. John Robert Gardner, Academic Technology, University of Iowa.

Emil includes a powerful text editor that is specialized for extensible
markup, making the application a suited companion for learning from the
many books and articles that present XML in text format. Palettes display
the document outline and element context so that authors can see the
hierarchical structure of the content. Emil comes with an optional
Validator to ensure correct markup, and can be extended with other plug-in

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is an open document standard for
structured content, created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for use
on the World Wide Web, vendor-neutral data interchange, media-independent
publishing, collaborative authoring, and processing of web documents by
intelligent agents. XML allows authors to use custom elements and other
specialized markup constructs, making content more flexible and reusable.

Internet Explorer 5.0 supports XML, and so will the next version of
Netscape Navigator. Emil Lite can export an XML document as HTML, so web
authors can take advantage of extensible markup while keeping the pages
accessible for older web browsers.The W3C has announced that the next
version of HTML will be based on XML.

Emil has an introductory price of $79. A demo copy of the editor can be
downloaded from the company’s website at (


Media Design in*Progress ( is the leading developer of
XML based applications for the Macintosh platform and a pioneer in use of
extensible markup for web based education, virtual community servers, web
publishing and software for dynamic personalized sites. In addition to the
Interaction web server companion, the company provides XPublish, the first
commercial XML website publishing system, and Cascade, the first
comprehensive Cascading Style Sheets editor. The company is privately owned
and has its headquarters in San Diego, California.

— Terje ( | Media Design in*Progress

Software for Mac Web Professionals at (
Take advantage of XML with Emile, the first XML editor for Mac.