updated 05:50 pm EDT, Thu May 21, 2009
Syntext free XML editor
Syntext has released a free edition of its Serna XML editor. The application allows users to work with DITA, DocBook and other common XML formats, for personal, educational or demonstrative use. To reduce time from the authoring process, composite documents are rendered using XSLT and XSL-FO to achieve a print-like appearance.
The software supports Entity and XInclude editing, along with drag-and-drop and instant validation against XML schemas. Users can publish content to multiple channels in a variety of languages, with support for multilingual spell-check.
Serna Enterprise adds drag-and-drop from Microsoft Word and web browsers, along with support for large XML documents. Users can insert and edit DITA constructs including conrefs, xrefs, related links and topicrefs. The pay version also integrates with publishing engines, along with support for enterprise configuration and customized APIs.
Serna Free is compatible with both Windows and Mac platforms. The Enterprise edition carries a price of $560.