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XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT/XQuery Debugger 7.1 released

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Syncro Soft Announces New Release of XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT/XQuery Debugger.

Release date: March 2, 2006

Syncro Soft Ltd, the producer of XML Editor, has announced the immediate availability of version 7.1 of its XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT/XQuery Debugger.

Version 7.1 of the XML Editor adds support for Berkeley and eXist XML Databases, an XSL templates view for easy navigation through the edited XSL stylesheet and an XPath builder view for editing complex XPath expressions. Effort has been made to improve the loading time and to reduce the memory usage especially for large documents. Multiple modifications were made to improve the general usability of the editor.

For the complete list of new features please visit

New in version 7.1:

You can run XQuery transformation scenarios against the eXist or the Berkeley DB XML Databases content. You can benefit of XQuery content validation (on request or continuous) using the eXist or the Berkeley DB engines.

The document loading time was optimized so that large documents are loaded now up to four times faster. The spell checking works faster for long documents and for documents that have very long lines (thousands of characters).

Annotation tooltips for the XML attributes has been added. If you place the cursor over an attribute, the application will display a tooltip containing the annotation defined for that attribute in the associated document schema.

You can define colors for the tags starting with a certain prefix. More than that, you can choose only the prefix to be colored differently, the name of the element being colored with the default element color.

The list of templates defined in the edited XSL stylesheet is sorted and presented in the Templates View. The sorting can be done either by name or by match. The named templates are rendered with a different icon for easy spotting. The view represents an easy way of navigating through large XSL stylesheets. It accepts key input and searches the template having the match/name starting with the typed letters.

Editing complex XPath expressions in the XPath toolbar can be sometimes difficult due to the size limitation. The XPath view allows editing of multi-line expressions. The executed expressions are stored in a history list and they can be reused as necessary.

Along with the bundled XSLT processors, it is possible to configure other XSLT processors, like Sablotron, Transformix, XT, Oracle XSLT.

Several components were updated: Xerces parser to latest 2.8.0, XMLSec for XML signatures to 1.3 and Saxon 8B XSLT processor from Saxonica to the latest 8.7 version. supports also the Saxon8SA 8.7 (that requires a separate license from Saxonica).

Pricing and Availability
XML Editor and XSLT Debugger is available immediately in two editions:
Multi-platform Academic/Non-profit license costs USD 48.00
Multi-platform Professional license costs USD 180.00 (20% off from the list price) if you buy before March 15th, 2006.

XML Editor and XSLT Debugger can be run as a standalone application on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris and as an Eclipse plugin.

Version 7.1 is available for free trial download from
To purchase please visit the XML Editor store at

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SOURCE: Syncro Soft Ltd.