Stories by Gess Shankar

  • Able XML Pro still rough around the edges

    Despite the popular notion that Extensible Markup Language (XML) is simply HTML on steroids for creating killer Web pages, it is getting maximum use today as a platform-independent, lightweight data-interchange language for describing and encoding data.

  • XMetaL speeds content creation

    SoftQuad Software is definitely keeping up with the times and making history along the way. The makers of HotMetaL, one of the most popular HTML editors for creating Web content, has released an equally appealing tool, XMetaL 1.0, for creating content based on Extensible Markup Language (XML) and Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML).

  • The XML standards landscape

    Traditionally, electronic data interchange (EDI) has been effective for communicating transactions between companies, but only large enterprises performing a high volume of transactions have realised significant benefits using it. Now the Extensible Markup Language (XML) standard promises an open standard for secure, cost-effective business-to-business Internet commerce that will bring midsize and smaller companies into the fold.

  • Online store creation comes to your browser

    ShopSite TX 4.0.1 is a winning Internet-commerce solution for merchants and service providers alike. With ShopSite, service providers can offer an easy-to-use storefront creation tool that lets merchants configure their online stores in minutes, using only an Internet connection and a Web browser. In turn, merchants are freed from integrating shopping cart and online order-processing applications, which are handled by the service provider using Open Market's Transact.