Release date: November 16, 2006
Syncro Soft Ltd, the producer of <oXygen/> XML Editor, has announced the immediate availability of version 8.0 of its XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT/XQuery Debugger.
Version 8.0 of the <oXygen/> XML Editor adds as main features a spreadsheet-like XML Grid Editor, management support for both XML and relational databases: Berkeley XML Database, eXist, IBM DB2 PureXML, MarkLogic, Microsoft SQLServer 2005, Oracle 10g R2, RainingData TigerLogic XDMS, SoftwareAG Tamino and XHive XML Database, options and transformation scenarios that can be stored into the project file and support for NVDL (Namespace-based Validation Dispatching Language) scripts.
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New in version 8.0:
- The new <oXygen/>'s grid editor allows you to edit repetitive XML content in a special layout similar to a spreadsheet application, without the need to interact with the markup.
Using the new Database perspective you can browse tables or collections from databases, execute XQuery or SQL queries, inspect or modify data, specify XML Schemas for the XML fields and collections. The database support includes many of the popular servers, operating either as native XML storage: Tamino, XHive, MarkLogic, TigerLogic, eXist, Berkeley or mixed, as relational and XML at the same time: DB2, SQLServer, Oracle.
The transformation scenarios can now be stored in the project file. This simplifies the scenario management by attaching only the relevant scenarios to a project. Furthermore, you can pass over to your teammates a set of pre-configured project scenarios. You can specify both the transformation XML source and the stylesheet locations, it is not required anymore for the edited document to be one of the transformation XML source or stylesheet. This allows editing a module and invoking a transformation on the master files.
You can save the current editor layout (what views and toolbars are visible and their position) and reuse it later, or even share it with your team by taking advantage of the new support for saving/loading the editor layouts.
You can edit Namespace-based Validation Dispatching Language scripts using the new NVDL Editor. <oXygen/> distributes an NVDL implementation allowing the validation of XML documents against NVDL scripts. The support includes validation on demand, continuous validation, validation with external schema, batch validation from the project, etc. The content completion is now able to use NVDL Scripts to offer proposals; this makes possible editing documents with complex structure, that contain multiple languages defined by different schemata, for instance XHTML with embedded XForms.
You can specify almost all of the <oXygen/> settings at project level. This makes possible to pass along with the project XML Catalogs settings, transformation scenarios, formatting options, validation options, editor layout, etc.
Other new features include accurate XML error reporting and accurate XPath result elements locations, support for the Secure FTP (SFTP) Protocol, better Integration of the XML Instance Generator, validation engine detection for XSLT and XQuery, improved support for schemas with embedded Schematron rules.
Several components were updated: Xerces-J parser was updated to version 2.8.1, Saxon 8B XSLT processor from Saxonica was updated to the latest 8.8 version and the DocBook support includes the DocBook 5.0 RELAX NG Schemas. <oXygen/> supports also the Saxon8SA 8.8 (that requires a separate license from Saxonica).
Pricing and Availability
<oXygen/> XML Editor and XSLT Debugger is available immediately in three editions:
- Multi-platform Academic/Non-profit license costs USD 48.00
Multi-platform Professional license costs USD 225.00
Multi-platform Enterprise license costs USD 275.00
To purchase please visit the <oXygen/> XML Editor store at
<oXygen/> 8.0 can be freely evaluated for 30 days from
About Syncro Soft LTD
Syncro Soft is a privately held software company founded in 1998 with a large area of experise in XML tehnologies: XML Schema, Relax NG, Schematron, XSLT, XPath and XQuery. The main product oXygen XML Editor provides the best coverage of the today XML tehnologies; it complies with the established standards released by W3C and other organisations and enhances developer productivity through an intuitive and innovative XML IDE. Syncro Soft is a member of the W3C.
<oXygen/> is a registered trademark of Syncro Soft in the U.S and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
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