View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
September 24, 1997updated 03 Sep 2016 6:43pm

ARBORTEXT EXTENDS SGML PUBLISHER FOR XML

By CBR Staff Writer

SGML document specialist ArborText Inc has an XML Extensible Markup Language version of its Adept publishing system on the runway which it will demo at next week’s Seybold show in San Francisco. Adept 7 runs on Windows, Unix and OS/2 and in addition to converting between SGML and XML – which it describes as SGML on the web – the suite now supports Java Beans plus a slew of third party document management environments through what it calls its Willows partner program. They include the Xerox PARC- backed Chrystal, Computer Resources International, Documentum, Informix, Texcel and Xyvision solutions. It says XML competitor Andyne Computer could even be a partner in future. Adept 7 supports multiple views and drag and drop between views but what it can’t do is save existing SGML documents as XML files. There’s still a bunch of stylistic inconsistencies between SGML and XML as well. The XML spec is still being hammered out over at W3C. ArborText observes that browsers need to support XML for documents saved as XML to be viewed; Microsoft Corp’s Internet Explorer 4.0 due next week provides some support. Netscape has committed to support XML in a future browser release. ArborText says it will support ActiveX through the Java Bean technology that’s supposed to bridge to ActiveX. It says it hasn’t burned through all of the $6.3m funding its got from Norwest Venture Capital (CI No 3,0984), and didn’t say whether it would go back for more. But it’s confident that it’s met the right IPO investment interests through it.

Content from our partners
Rethinking cloud: challenging assumptions, learning lessons
DTX Manchester welcomes leading tech talent from across the region and beyond
The hidden complexities of deploying AI in your business

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU