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Blue World Ships Free Lasso CDML Converter

April 29, 2004


Facilitates quick conversion of sites built in CDML to LDML; enables
CDML developers to quickly migrate to Lasso for enhanced functionality

Bellevue, WA–April 29, 2004–Blue World Communications,
Inc.–pioneers of the Web Data Engine(tm)–today released the Lasso
CDML Converter, providing the means for FileMaker Web developers to
migrate solutions built upon CDML to LDML (e.g. Lasso Dynamic Markup
Language). With the recent release of the FileMaker 7 product line,
developers with existing solutions built using CDML are looking for
an alternative now that CDML is no longer supported. As CDML is based
on early Lasso technology, migrating to the latest version of Lasso
is the next logical step for many CDML developers. The Lasso CDML
Converter is the first and only tool available to facilitate
migration from CDML to an advanced Web scripting language.

“FileMaker CDML developers are currently faced with a decision as to
what scripting environment to use for future solutions,” said Bill
Doerrfeld, CEO of Blue World. “We believe Lasso and LDML provide the
path of least resistance with maximum upside opportunity. LDML
provides the familiar ease-of-use developers have become accustomed
to with CDML yet takes their vested knowledge to new heights with
Lasso’s advanced feature set.”

The Lasso CDML Converter operates within Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
2004 and Adobe GoLive CS on Mac OS X and Windows. To use the
converter, simply open a CDML coded page within Dreamweaver or GoLive
and click the CDML to LDML conversion button. The Converter
automatically converts CDML to preferred LDML equivalents. The CDML
to LDML Converter includes the following features:

– Convert one format file or an entire folder of format files.

– Converts code from CDML 4/5/6 to the preferred syntax of Lasso
Professional 7.

– Converts form actions, form inputs, variable tags, replacement
tags, conditionals, and intratag parameters.

– Provides a detailed report for batch conversions including
file-by-file warnings about any tags which could not be fully

Conversion White Paper

Also included with the Lasso CDML Converter is a comprehensive white
paper which documents how to use the converter and discusses
techniques for converting from CDML to LDML. The paper is also
available separately at


The Lasso CDML Converter is immediately available for download and
use at no charge. To access the download, link to

About Blue World

Blue World Communications delivers cross-platform software tools
allowing creative Web professionals to quickly build and serve
powerful data-driven Web sites. Blue World provides Lasso
Professional, Lasso Studio and the Blue World ListSearch service in
fulfillment of its mission to deliver the best tools for building and
serving data-driven Web sites.

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