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XML Spy 3.5 Beta 4 available for download

Date:      Fri, 12 Jan 2001 21:29:59 +0100
From:      xml-l <xml-l@XMLSPY.COM>
Subject:   ANNOUNCE: XML Spy 3.5 Beta 4 available for download

We are pleased to be able to announce the next step of the beta testing phase for the upcoming XML Spy 3.5 version and would like to invite you to participate in this effort.

Version 3.5 Beta 4 is the last public beta release for our upcoming XML Spy 3.5 product and includes several new features. Specifically this beta release contains:

  • validation of XML Schemas with integrated error highlighting directly within the Schema design view
  • improved validation of XML instance documents based on XML Schemas (consumes less memory and is much faster)
  • access and manipulate files in any respository that is accessible through an ftp:, http:, or https: URL
  • browse and manipulate folders directly from the Open/Save URL dialog on any FTP or WebDAV server
  • full support for xsi:type
  • full support for xsd:list
  • full support for whiteSpace facet
  • full support for Unicode character classes and groups in regular expressions (XML Schema pattern facets)
  • new online help with lots of improvements in the existing chapters and new coverage of XML Schema design
  • support for XML Spy add-ins through the component download area
  • improved support for Microsoft Source-Safe (and compatible repositories)
  • improved COM-based API (more functionality) and
  • lots of bug-fixes in the XML Schema design view and the XML Schema aware validator

In addition, the following features were already introduced in XML Spy 3.5 Betas 1, 2, and 3:

  • generation of complete XML Schema documentation in HTML and Word format
  • printing from the XML Schema design view
  • support for the latest XML Schema Candidate Recommendation released by the W3C on 10/24/2000
  • a graphical schema design view for editing XML Schemas with unprecedented ease-of-use
  • the ability to automatically convert schemas from the April 7 working draft to Oct 24 CR
  • the ability to access files from a URL (http: or ftp:) using a user-name and password
  • support for Microsoft Source-Safe repository (integrated within XML Spy project view)
  • a new COM-based API for integrating XML Spy into custom solutions (Visual Basic sample included)
  • new Scripting Environment and Form editor for creating custom XML applications
  • a totally rewritten version of the network license metering module

We continue to see a huge interest in our beta versions and are therefore providing this download on a dedicated server hosted with a high-speed ISP. Nevertheless, if you are still experiencing problems with downloading this beta, we have to ask you for a little patience. Please try again after a few hours or at night-time, when there are not as many users accessing the Internet.

Please use this URL to download XML Spy 3.5 Beta 4 (file size is 8.7 MB):

We are now also offering a quick introduction to the new XML Schema Design View online. If you are interested in working with XML Schema, please visit this URL, which explains the new XML Schema related features in detail:

Please note, that XML Spy 3.5 will be available later this month (January 2001) for a retail price of US$ 199.00 per user with volume discounts offered to site licenses purchasers. Existing customers of the XML Spy 3.0 Premium product will be able to upgrade to XML Spy 3.5 for FREE, so now is the best time to purchase XML Spy and save big - please go directly to our online shop to order XML Spy 3.0 now:

Thank you for your interest in our product and for participating in our beta program!


XML Spy Team

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. For schema description and references, see "XML Schemas."

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