Syntext releases open source XML editor

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Syntext, Inc., a provider in developing software for XML content authoring solutions and related services, recently announced that it has released Serna free XML editor as open source software.


Serna is a WYSIWYG XML editor for all major platforms, Microsoft Windows (2000, XP, Vista), Linux, Mac OS X, and Sun Solaris/SPARC. Powered by the on-the-fly XSL-driven technology, it provides a single point access to distributed documents.

Serna is Python extensible and based on the open standards XSLT and XSL-FO.

It reads XML documents and data from several XML data sources, blends this information into a seamless presentation, allows inexperienced users to edit it like in a word processor and constantly ensures the validity and consistency in terms of structure and business rules, said a press release.

"Serna was based on open source technologies from the beginning. We now contribute to the Open Source Software community that enabled our success," said Paul Antonov, Syntext CEO.

"Serna Free has enormous potential for XML application development and we have ambitious plans of how to enrich it with improvements. We are open to any ideas concerning development, business, and partnership to fulfil our plans,” he added.