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   ANNOUNCE: XML Spy 3.5 Beta 1 available for download

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  • From: "Falk, Alexander" <xml-dev@xmlspy.com>
  • To: "'xml-dev@lists.xml.org'" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 20:08:24 +0100

We are pleased to be able to announce the start 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 1 is the first public beta release for our upcoming XML Spy
3.5 product and includes several new features. Specifically this beta
release contains:

    + a graphical schema design view for editing XML Schemas with
unprecedented ease-of-use
    + support for the latest XML Schema Candidate Recommendation released by
the W3C on 10/24/2000
    + 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
    + the ability to save files directly to an FTP server
    + a new COM-based API for integrating XML Spy into custom solutions
(Visual Basic sample included)

This makes XML Spy 3.5 the first editor to support the XML Schema Candidate
Recommendation for both editing schema and instance documents.

We anticipate a huge interest in this beta version 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 version, 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.

Use this URL to download XML Spy 3.5 Beta 1 (file size is 6.2MB, available
for the Windows platform only):


Please note, that XML Spy 3.5 will be available 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


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


XML Spy Team


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