Ixiasoft boosting XML content searching

Ixiasoft Inc. is integrating its XML searching capabilities into Microsoft Corp. Content Management Server 2002, Ixiasoft officials announced in February. The company also is announcing an upgraded version of its Textml Server content server, featuring WebDAV support.

A beta version of the Ixiasoft Integration Kit for Microsoft Content Management Server is available now, with general release anticipated later this month. The integration enables Content Manager Server developers and integrators to deploy sites that take advantage of the IxiasoftTextml Server XML search technology.

Textml Server is an XML content server designed to store, index, and retrieve XML content. It is an embeddable XML server for original equipment manufacturers and developers of document-centric XML applications, such as documentation management systems, wireless content publishing, and enterprise portals.

The integration kit consists of .Net Composite Controls that can be dragged and dropped from the Visual Studio .Net toolbox into a Content Management Server 2002 site under development. Developers can provide search and sort capabilities on postings based on the content of placeholders, properties, and custom properties, according to Ixiasoft.

Ixiasoft on Thursday began shipping Version 2.3 of Textml Server, which features XML Name Space support. This functionality provides for a simple method for qualifying element and attribute names used in XML documents by associating them with namespaces identified by URI references, according to Ixiasoft.

Also featured in Version 2.3 are a WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) client and server. WebDAV provides extensions to HTTP to boost the exchange of documents over the Web. “[The client] is basically an API for opening and saving documents across HTTP links,” said Philippe Gelinas, CEO of Montreal-based Ixiasoft. The server enables content to be sent, he said.

XMP (Adobe’s eXtensible Metadata Platform) also is supported, designed to enable XML metadata to be embedded within application files, such as a PDF file.

Also in February, Ixiasoft announced that Ektron, a developer of Web content authoring technologies, and Ixiasoft will co-market and offer integration of Textml and the EktroneWebEditPro+XML, an XML editing tool.