Corel Corporation has announced the availability of Corel XMetaL 4. Focusing on the specific needs of both developers and end users, Corel XMetaL 4 is a new platform that extends XML content editing to virtually any Windows application, including email and Web browsers. The Corel XMetaL 4 platform provides a customizable XML editing solution that supports dynamic validation for both DTDs and W3C Schemas. It is composed of four separate applications designed to meet the requirements of IT managers, developers, and end users. The Corel XMetaL 4 Platform is composed of four components: Corel XMetaL Author is a customizable XML editing environment that creates XML documents. XMetaL Author includes the writing tools featured in Corel Ventura and WordPerfect Office as well as support for DTDs and Schema, It is designed to provide the same ease of use as a traditional word processor. Corel XMetaL for ActiveX is an editing interface that developers can embed into any ActiveX-compliant Windows application, including Web browsers. Corel XMetaL for ActiveX features editing and document viewing functionality, delivering XML creation capabilities to business users. 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 familiar Web development skills such as scripting, 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 Sheets (CSS) and includes the Corel XMetaL Forms Toolkit for creating custom forms interfaces. Corel XMetaL Central completes the platform by providing 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 Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) technology to provide access to XML customization files, including style sheets, scripts, CSS and templates. Corel XMetaL 4 is now available through the Corel Licensing Program. Base Pricing before volume discounts is as follows: Corel XMetaL Developer Full $999, Upgrade $599; Corel XMetaL Author Full $499, Upgrade $199; Corel XMetaL for ActiveX Full $499, Upgrade $199 (alternative concurrent pricing options also available).