Ektron Releases eWebEditPro+XML and eWebEditPro Version 4.0

Oct 14, 2003

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Ektron has announced version 4.0 of Ektron eWebEditPro+XML and eWebEditPro. These browser-based editing tools are designed to streamline content management and deliver new functionality for data collection, publishing, and reuse. Ektron eWebEditPro+XML is a browser-based editing tool designed to make XML authoring transparent for end-users. Version 4.0 includes a new Design Mode feature, which automates the manual step of creating XML structure and supporting documents, including XSLTs and schemas. Version 4.0 of Ektron eWebEditPro, the browser-based HTML/XHTML editor, also adds new functionality.

Ektron eWebEditPro+XML extends content management concepts to any general purpose Web application designed for collecting, storing and repurposing data. eWebEditPro+XML's new Design Mode builds an abstraction layer that hides the complexities of XSLTs and schemas. Developers can give non-technical users this tool to create environments for data input and validation. Using a new Drag and Drop toolbar, the user creates a Web page that resembles a form. With the tool, the user can position elements to define and design the layout of XML data, and use simple dialogs to define criteria for data validity. Once the data collection environment is designed, eWebEditPro+XML can be used in Edit Mode.Users can add information into data entry fields and Ektron's editor makes data ready for publication to the Web. Data can also be stored for use in other applications or output to other environments (print, mobile devices, etc.)

Additional features in both Ektron eWebEditPro+XML and eWebEditPro Version 4.0 include enhanced form field editing (for standard HTML page editing) and support for Ektron WebImageFX, a browser-based image editor. Ektron's browser-based editors are designed to allow users to create HTML- or XML content in a WYSIWYG environment. Developers use the tool to control the way content appears, automate manual tasks, and customize for specific needs. Ektron editors deliver a broader range of features than other editing products, and can be integrated into any dynamic Web application server environment. Pricing starts at $299 for 10 users, with enterprise pricing available.