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   [ANN] Topologi Collaborative Markup Editor

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As promised, here is the official announcement that our editor is available.
The release posted today adds drag-and-drop, better font support, and many
other features. Users with previous version may find it useful to update
to this version.  Thanks to all the beta testers: please contact me for registration

The Linux and Mac betas will be available tomorrow.

Rick Jelliffe

    Next Generation Collaborative
   XML/SGML Markup Editor Released
    by Publishing Tools Developer
         Topologi Pty Ltd

Sydney, Australia - September 10, 2002

A new tool for professional publishing
teams and individuals has been launched
by Topologi Pty Ltd. The Topologi
Collaborative Markup Editor supports
the whole of lifecycle for large and
complex XML and SGML documents.

Document processing with structured markup
languages presents a number of challenges
-- documents may be large; they are
frequently worked on by a team, raising
collaboration and management issues; team
members may range from highly skilled
subject and technical experts to casual
non-expert users who need to be productive
with a minimum of training.

Founder and CTO Rick Jelliffe explains "The
lack of editing tools has been a chronic
problem facing those who use standards-based
markup languages for documentation projects.
Standard text editors don't provide
enough validation but XML editors lack the
flexibiltiy that publishers require."

A beta version of the Topologi Editor previewed
at recent XML conferences generated much
favorable comment. Edd Dumbill, Managing Editor
of XML.com wrote in his <taglines/> column,
"Rick Jelliffe has consistently challenged
conventional thinking in the XML world. Rick
may well be on the verge of a big improvement to
one of the thorniest areas for users of XML,
editing. His company's editor accepts the
reality of the editing situation, that documents
don't start off or necessarily remain valid and
well-formed, even though this is the ultimate

Compelling aspects of the Topologi Collaborative
Markup Editor include:

* fast text input, search and scrolling
* gracefully handles long files and bad
* innovative tools in a familar interface,
  including full keyborad shortcuts and
  hig-productivity mouse-based markup
* flexibility: work with different document
    types and deploy new ones readily
    using XAR (XML Application Archives)
* special validation modes for incomplete
* Unicode support
* over 25 unique features
* XML _and_ SGML validation
* practical licensing arrangements
* Linux and Mac OS X versions in beta
* supports informal collaboration between
 users, supporting users of all skills levels

The Topologi Collaborative Markup Editor:
Community Edition can be downloaded from
Topologi's website, http://www.topologi.com
freely for an evaluation period of up to 30
days. An introductory level registration fee
for single users is US$59. An annual site
license for an unlimited number of users
costs US$5,000 including support. A high-end
version of the editor will be released later
in 2002.

A plug-in is available to allow typesetting and
PDF generation (e.g. for realistic previews)
from a shared server.

About Topologi Pty Limited

Founded in April 2001, Topologi Pty Ltd
(http://www.topologi.com) is a privately
held joint venture between Rick Jelliffe,
a pioneer of XML and creator of schema
language, Schematron, and Allette Systems
(Australia) Pty Ltd, a leading integrator
and champion of XML technologies. The
company released its first product, the
Schematron Validator in 2001. Based in
Sydney, Australia, Topologi's mission
is to develop innovative and practical XML
tools for a global customer base.

Press/Analyst Contact:

Nga Cao
Topologi Pty Limited
Level 2, 73 Union St
Pyrmont NSW 2009
Phone 61 2 9660 8866
Email: info@topologi.com
WWW:   http://www.topologi.com

Topologi, the Topologi logo, Topologi
Schematron Validator and Topologi XML Markup
Editor: Community Edition are either
registered trademarks or trademarks of
Topologi Pty Limited in Australia, the
United States and /or other countries. All
other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.


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