XyEnterprise, a developer of XML content management and enterprise publishing software, has announced a new style creation tool and support for XSL-FO in its XML publishing software - XML Professional Publisher (XPP). XPP is used for automated and interactive publishing in XML publishing environments, providing support for XML content, automated rendering, and Web services integration. The new features are designed to offer customers further productivity gains and standards support.
XSL-FO, a recommendation from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), is a standard way to describe rules for formatting XML content. XPP will apply an XSL stylesheet to an XML instance and then use this information to render XML content to Postscript or PDF output. Users will have access to the publishing capabilities of XPP that supplement the XSL-FO standard, including the ability to interactively edit the formatted file, control the placement of graphics, and apply controls for page and column balancing, hyphenation and justification, and tabular formatting.
The new style creation and management interface, based on XPP's Web services layer, presents a browser-based look and feel for creating and managing style information. The interface is designed to simplify the selection of style choices and enhance the ability to use, modify, and apply styles. The Style Editor enables users to access style information, use existing styles as a basis for new styles, and reuse style settings across many XML documents. Because this is a Web services interface, customers can configure or customize which features and functionality related to style management and publishing can be accessed by end users.