SoftQuad Software announced they are now shipping the XMetaL 2.0 upgrade, an XML-based content creator for e-publishing, e-commerce and knowledge management. Key features to this upgrade include editing, a new Structure view, support for more advanced XML constructs and expanded customization options. XMetaL 2.0 also includes a trial version of Extensibility’s XML Authority(TM), the leading schema design and management solution. According to SoftQuad the integration of these two products will create a comprehensive solution for Web enabled content interchange, manipulation and presentation for enterprises implementing XML-based initiatives. XMetaL 2.0 is available now in Canada for US$495 per single-user license. The product is sold directly and through VARs and OEMs. Volume discounts, site licenses, partner programs and on-site training are all available. SoftQuad is in Toronto and can be reached at

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