XML News from Sunday, January 28, 2007

SyncroSoft has also released <Oxygen/> 8.1, $298 payware XML editor written in Java. Oxygen supports XML, XSL, DTDs, XQuery, SVG, Relax NG, Schematron, and the W3C XML Schema Language. According to the announcement, new features in 8.1 include:

The new <oXygen/> NVDL (Namespace-based Validation Dispatching Language) editor allows you to visually edit NVDL scripts. A diagram showing the script structure and allowing navigation from a mode reference to its definition is available. When editing an NVDL script the content completion offers assistance for entering a mode reference by presenting the defined modes and for entering a new mode by presetting the modes used but not defined. Also the NVDL schema that drives the content completion was annotated, so you will get documentation for the proposals offered during editing.

A new XQuery Input View has been added. When editing an XQuery file, <oXygen/> detects the documents used as inputs and presents a simplified outline for each one. The input view can analyse documents that are stored on the local file system. You can use the Drag and Drop triggered popup menu to easily create XQuery FLWOR constructs or XPath expressions.

You can copy and paste sections of tabular data between Microsoft Excel and the XML Grid Editor. This allow an easy import of tabular data into an XML structure and, respectively, an easy export of tabular data from an XML document to Excel.

Other new features include indexing support for Berkeley XML DB, custom format of calendar dates for import operations, update to Xerces-J parser 2.9.0 and support for SVN version 1.4.