updated 01:35 pm EDT, Sun July 6, 2008
XML Editor/Author updated
Syncro Soft has updated Oxygen XML Editor (and Oxygen XML Author) to version 9.3. The update's main feature is archive-editing support. Users can extract, validate, edit and process the XML data in OpenDocument files and other ZIP-based archives. The software also supports transformations using XSLT 1.0, XSLT 2.0 and XQuery on files inside ZIP-based archives and users can compare and merge archived files. It works with OOXML, ODF, JAR and other zip-based archives. Oxygen XML Editor and XML Author are cross-platform, working on Windows, Linux/Unix and Eclipse, in addition to the Mac platform. Oxygen XML Editor costs $300 for a professional license while XML Author costs $180. There are also enterprise and education licenses and a 30-day trial is available.
The 9.3 update also adds component updates, including eXist database support (version 1.2.2), Xalan XSLT processor (version 2.7.1) and NekoHTML parser (version 1.9.7). XML Editor and XML Author include Math 2.0 DTDs (Document Type Definitions), allowing validation and content completion in MathML XML documents. The update also offers improvements in the visual Author mode, in the DITA Map editor and in the Text editor.