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XMLwriter v2.0 Provides Full Support for W3C XML Schema

Wattle Software Announces the Release of XMLwriter 2.0

Sydney, Australia. January 22, 2003.

Wattle Software today announced the release of XMLwriter 2.0, a new release of its popular XML editor for the Windows platform. XMLwriter 2.0 builds on the success of the previous version and remains competitively priced at $AUD 139 ($US 79) per license.

This version contains many exciting new features designed to save time for XML authors. New intelligent entry helpers assist in rapidly composing valid XML documents. Customizable code snippets eliminate repetitive typing for often used text. Auto-completion of XML tag pairs saves time and users can auto-format messy XML files in a pretty-printed layout. Plus there are a host of new menu commands and other improvements to the user interface.

Also new in version 2.0 is full support for W3C XML Schemas (also known as XSD) including validation, conversion to and from DTD and generating sample XML data from an XSD Schema. The new version includes improvements to usability, additional help for new XML users and user feature requests.

About XMLwriter

XMLwriter is a powerful XML editor for Windows designed to help web editors and programmers take advantage of the latest XML and XML-related technologies such as XSLT and XSD Schema.

XMLwriter is the favored XML editor of many universities and private colleges for use by students in their XML coursework. The intuitive user interface facilitates rapid learning for XML beginners and comprehensive on-line help incorporating an XML syntax guide is included. Experienced users will appreciate XMLwriter's comprehensive feature set and extensibility.

Especially designed to manage projects, XMLwriter's Integrated Development Environment (IDE) provides useful project management features such as a structured Project View workspace, and batch processing of files. Intelligent entry helpers guide the creation of documents and customizable code snippets are available for often used text. TagBar provides a visual, interactive representation of a DTD or XML Schema enabling mouse-driven editing.

XMLwriter provides a complete range of XML functionality such as: validation of XML documents against a DTD or XSD Schema and conversion of DTDs to the newer XSD Schema format or vice versa. XMLwriter can transform XML to HTML using XSLT stylesheets or users can combine CSS with XML for direct formatting of XML data.

Power users can select third-party XML parsers, XSL engines, and other tools to process XML documents without leaving the XMLwriter environment. Other advanced editing features include: real-time color syntax highlighting of tags and keywords, extensive drag and drop support, unlimited undo/redo, find and replace, auto-indent, line numbering and bookmarking. The user interface, including toolbars, menus, keyboard shortcuts and the workspace environment are all fully customizable.

XMLwriter is written entirely in C++, and has been designed to meet the Windows user interface guidelines, so users can expect a familiar look and feel.

Obtaining XMLwriter

A free, fully-functional thirty-day evaluation version of XMLwriter 2.0 is available from Volume licensing terms are available on request.

XMLwriter 2.0 Minimum Requirements: Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher. Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT4/2000/XP.

About Wattle Software

Wattle Software is an Australian-based software company specializing in designing, developing, marketing and supporting advanced Internet applications. Established in 1998, Wattle Software aims to produce quality, user-friendly applications with comprehensive online help and support. Wattle Software's customers include many leading Fortune 500 companies, government and educational institutions.


Carmi Cronje
Wattle Software

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive.

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