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Topologi Professional Edition 2.1 is a reporting, analytics and repair
tool for XML, as well as including a powerful Markup Editor. It has
proved itself in projects involving hundreds of thousands of
pages, and is particularly useful in markup and publishing projects.
The Professional Edition is designed to solve some of the most important
"difficult" problems that face real production processes:
* An automative customer wants to check markup consistency: they want to
know which terms have been tagged as <part>, then all other occurrences of
the same term that have not been marked up as <part>.
* A military customer requires that JPEG images follow the ISO standard
ISO 10198-1; for non-standard images, they want to know whether the image
is badly-formed or follows another standard such as EXIF; they want to
be able to see the metadata, so they can track down applications that
are generating non-standard images.
* A stylesheet writer wants to see all the different values that
have been used for an attribute "size".
* A stylesheet writer wants to see all the contexts in which elements
and attributes appear, and which elements can appear in the first
* The project manager of an off-shore markup operation wants to check
that her operators are marking up documents in the same way as the
sample documents provided by the client. She also has a division of
labour between high-skilled and low-skilled staff, and wants to be
able to monitor the work quality and progress of both, even though
documents are only valid against the DTD right at the deadline.
* A pre-sales consultant wants to conveniently find out which elements
are actually used by a client's document, when estimating the
price and time of conversion operations.
* A publisher has previously been burnt by out-sourced markup operations
that did not perform adequate quality work, and has realized the problem
was due to non-objective requirements specifications; they want to
specify objective metrics measured by agreed tools to make future
* A programmer wants to quickly determine if a new document has new
elements, or elements used in contexts that they have not previously
been used in.
* A document has many constraints that cannot be checked using
DTDs, or even RELAX NG or XML Schemas.
* The project manager of a markup project wishes to know how to reduce
the number of keystrokes to the absolute minumum.
* An aeronautical project requires inspections by quality auditors; the
project manager realizes that they will be suitably impressed if he
has graphical systems in place that reveal the state of his documents.
* Management requires that the time-to-market of products needs to be
reduced and that one proven way to do this is to reduce re-work by
emphasizing Quality Assurance: QA requires measurement tools (such
as Toplogi's validation and reporting facility)
* A production house has a set of house rules, that they wish to
be tested automatically, by expressing the house-rules in a Schematron
* A long-term operation has SGML documents that they have no immediate
plans to converting to XML; however they would like to use more modern
validation languages such as Schematron, RELAX NG and W3C XML Schemas.
* A federated authoring system allows documents created using web-forms
by users who are not expert enough understand well-formedness or validity.
A WIKI-like format will be used, and converted to XML.
The Professional Edition components include:
* Media Browser, allowing preview and metadata display of images, audio,
video, and most common media formats;
* Report generators, for analyzing the state of sets of documents;
* Markup Editor allowing convenient mouse-based markup of large files,
now with spell-checking, line and tag locking, auto-incrementing
ID generation using the markup pens, automated generation of templates
* Tree Editor, with context-sensitive, multi-level insertion menus
generated from DTDs;
* Integration API allowing you to integrate disparate database,
production web services and batch files into a seamless point-and-click
user interface, over a self-registering P2P network.
Full validation is supported by each tool: the Markup Editor, the Tree
Editor, and multi-file validation from the Media Browser:-- WF, DTD,
Schematron, RELAX NG (full and compact syntaxes), XML Schemas, even
usage schemas created by sampling a document set.
* Wiki to XML conversion
* XQuery syntax mode
* HTML validation
* XSLT validation
* Strain timer to warn on potentially dangerous periods of continuous
The Windows version is available now. The Macintosh version (OS X 10.3)
and Linux versions are in pre-release testing and due soon. US$495,
discount available for existing Markup Editor users.