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ANNOUNCE: XML Spy 3.5 released today - now available for download ing

From: xmlschema-dev <xmlschema-dev@xmlspy.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 00:12:58 +0100
Message-ID: <0FED160BABE4D311AD2E0050DA465785155DB4@medusa.icon.at>
To: "'xmlschema-dev@w3.org'" <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
We are proud to be able to announce the final release of XML Spy 3.5 today!

XML Spy 3.5 unleashes the full power of XML Schema for your XML work. In
addition to the new integrated graphical XML Schema design view, XML Spy 3.5
also offers advanced repository interfaces and a scripting environment for
building powerful XML solutions tailored to your needs. XML Spy is now also
available as a server edition that enables you to use XML Spy functions from
any COM-capable programming language of your choice within your sever

Version 3.5 of XML Spy includes these new important features in the areas of
XML Schema support, repository interfaces, and scripting:

    + 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 status
    + the ability to convert existing DTDs, XML-Data, or BizTalk schemas to
the W3C XML Schema Definition Language
    + validation of XML Schemas with integrated error highlighting directly
within the Schema design view
    + validation of XML instance documents against complex XML Schemas
    + generation of complete XML Schema documentation in HTML and Word
    + support for new XML Spy add-ins through the component download center
    + 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
    + the ability to access files from a URL using user-name and password
(server and/or proxy security)
    + support for Microsoft Source-Safe repository (and compatible
configuration management systems)
    + 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

We are anticipating a huge demand for this new XML Spy release 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 release, 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 now (file size is 7.5 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 of XML Spy in


Please note, that as of today XML Spy 3.5 is available from our online shop
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 can easily upgrade to
XML Spy 3.5 for FREE - simply download the new software and activate it
using your existing license key-code.


XML Spy Team
Received on Thursday, 18 January 2001 18:13:11 UTC

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