Syncro Soft Ltd, the producer of XML Editor, has announced the immediate availability of version 8.1 of its XML Editor, Schema Editor, and XSLT/XQuery Debugger.
New features in version 8.1 include: The new NVDL (Namespace-based Validation Dispatching Language) editor allows users 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 users can get documentation for the proposals offered during editing. A new XQuery Input View has been added. When editing an XQuery file, detects the documents used as inputs and presents a simplified outline for each one. The input view can analyze documents that are stored on the local file system and users can Drag and Drop from a triggered popup menu to create XQuery FLWOR constructs or XPath expressions.
Users can copy and paste sections of tabular data between Microsoft Excel and the XML Grid Editor. This is designed to allow an import of tabular data into an XML structure and, respectively, an 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. XML Editor and XSLT Debugger is available immediately in three editions: Multi-platform Academic/Non-profit license costs $48, a Multi-platform Professional license is $225, and a Multi-platform Enterprise license costs $275. 8.1 can be freely evaluated for 30 days from the XML website.