XML News from Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Alan Ezust has released version 2.0 of the jEdit XML plugin. It "includes the Docbook 4.2 DTD, but will validate against any DTD or XML schema. It recognizes OASIS catalog files, and provides completion for elements and attributes, in XML, HTML, and CSS. And it also has a javascript structure browser too." Download it using the jEdit plugin manager. Java 5 and jEdit 4.3pre5 are required.

Bare Bones Software has released version 8.5.1 of BBEdit, my preferred text editor on the Mac, and what I'm using to type these very words. New features include support for support for Ruby, SQL, and YAML; code folding; HTML Format, Translate and Tidy; and autosave. BBEdit is $199 payware. 8.5.1 is a bug fix release. Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later is required.

Norm Walsh has published the ninth beta of DocBook 5.0. DocBook 5 is "a significant redesign that attempts to remain true to the spirit of DocBook." The schema is written in RELAX NG. A DTD and W3C XML Schema generated from the RELAX NG schema are also available. There's also a Schematron schema "that validates some extra-grammatical DocBook constraints. These patterns are also present directly in the RELAX NG Grammar and some validators, for example MSV, can perform both kinds of validation at the same time." Changes in this beta are quite minor, and include allowing jobtitle inline, requiring titles for task elements, and making the targetdoc attribute optional on olink.