Openly Informatics, Inc. announced today that it was releasing several components of its efirst XML technology for free licensing. efirst XML is an application of the World-Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) eXtensible Markup Language (XML) for scholarly and scientific journal articles.
efirst XML is specifically designed to allow journal articles to be optimized for presentation both on the Web and in print using a single storage format by supporting references to multiple graphic and multimedia files. It allows a journal to be built from databases by supporting multiple keys in elements such as
efirst XML has been used in the production of the two most recent volumes of the MRS Internet Journal of Nitride Semiconductor Research, a pure-internet journal published by the Materials Research Society with the assistance of Openly Informatics, Inc.
The efirst XML technology being released includes:
- XML Document Type Definitions (DTD's) for first XML articles and bibliographies.
- XSL and CSS stylesheets for transforming first XML to HTML. (XSL and CSS are two languages for specifying document formatting to web browsers.)
- An SGML DTD, template, and Element Definition Document (EDD) for use with Adobe's Framemaker+SGML.
Openly Informatics, Inc., was founded in 1998 to develop 21st Century Scholarly Information Infrastructure. Openly's web site is at www.openly.com
For more information, contact Openly Informatics, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.