Corel Corporation has announced Corel XMetaL 4, a new platform designed to simplify the implementation of customized XML applications while extending XML authoring power to any ActiveX-compliant application, including popular Web browsers. Corel XMetaL 4 provides XML editing solutions that support dynamic validation for both DTDs and W3C Schemas. With a focus on the needs of both developers and end users, Corel XMetaL 4 is comprised of four separate components: Corel XMetaL Author, Corel XMetaL for ActiveX, Corel XMetaL Developer and Corel XMetaL Central. Corel XMetaL Author is a customizable XML authoring environment that features the authoring aids and advanced construct support necessary to create valid, well-formed XML documents. XMetaL Author includes the comprehensive writing tools featured in Corel Ventura and WordPerfect Office. Corel XMetaL for ActiveX is an authoring interface that developers can embed into any ActiveX-compliant Windows application, including Web browsers. Corel XMetaL for ActiveX features comprehensive editing and document viewing functionality. Corel XMetaL Developer is a centralized development environment for creating Corel XMetaL customizations and applications. Designed as a plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, it enables developers to use existing Web programming skills in Script, COM, and DOM to create customizations for both XMetaL Author and XMetaL for ActiveX. Corel XMetaL 4 Developer also lets developers create and edit Cascading Style SheetsT (CSS) and includes the Corel XMetaL Forms Toolkit for creating custom forms interfaces. Corel XMetaL Central provides a server-based XML environment management tool that simplifies the deployment and maintenance of customized XML applications across an organization. Corel XMetaL Central enables IT managers to leverage the power of Web services to remotely manage and maintain enterprise customizations and takes advantage of SOAP technology to provide access to up-to-date XML customization files, including style sheets, scripts, CSS and templates. Corel XMetaL 4 will be available in early 2003.