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XML discovers Darwin


IxiaSoft, developer of the native XML database and search engine TEXTML Server, and Blast Radius, which pioneered the XML authoring tool XmetaL, have joined forces to create a content life cycle solution that integrates their products into the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) standard.

The first implementation of the DITA-based solution is nearing completion at CEDROM-SNi, one of Canada’s largest news content aggregator. (DITA, introduced by IBM, is an XML-based, end-to-end architecture for authoring, producing and delivering technical information.)

IxiaSoft says using an XML content authoring and management solution based on the DITA standard, CEDROM-SNi will be able to reduce production and maintenance costs, repurpose and customize content, as well as provide multi-language support for the online help mechanisms offered on each of its three Web sites: Eureka.cc (French Canada), Europresse.com (France) and Newscan.com.

The companies say the DITA architecture of the solution allows for topic specialization and enables flexible content organization for easy reuse. The combination of DITA, TEXTML Server and XMetaL makes it possible to organize content so that information pieces can be effectively reused in different contexts.


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