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ANNOUNCE: Final Release of the new XML Spy 4.0 Suite is now available

Fellow XML developers:

We are pleased to announce the final release of the new XML Spy 4.0 Suite!

It is currently available for free evaluation download or purchase at

The XML Spy 4.0 Suite is now a complete family of products for Advanced XML
Application Development. The Suite consists of two completely new products;
the XML Spy 4.0 XSLT Designer and the XML Spy 4.0 Document Editor (sold
together as the XML Spy 4.0 Document Framework) as well as a completely
updated XML Spy 4.0 Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

The XML Spy 4.0 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) builds on the
success of previous versions by adding new functionality, specifically:

   + Complete support for the W3C's final XML Schema Recommendation,
     including graphical Schema design, schema-based validation, and
     schema conversion tools.

   + Complete ODBC and ADO database access functionality, including
     database schema to XML schema conversions, and advanced import &
     export features for legacy data.

   + Extendable 3rd Party Plug-in architecture for solution providers
     to build custom applications.

   + Customizable user-interface and new Windows XP look-and-feel.

The XML Spy 4.0 XSLT Designer is an innovative new approach to automate
writing of complex XSLT Stylesheets using an intuitive, drag-and-drop user
interface. It also enables the customization of the XML Spy 4.0 Document
Editor by defining an XSLT Stylesheet and additional editing-specific
options based upon the underlying DTD or XML Schema for use during the
content creation or editing process.

The XML Spy 4.0 Document Editor is the easiest word-processor style
free-flow WYSISYG text editor for XML documents, empowering non-technical
people to create and edit XML documents. It supports form-based data input,
graphical elements, presentation and editing of arbitrary repeating XML
elements as tables, real-time validation, and consistency checking using XML
Schema. The Document Editor is available in three variations:

   + as a stand-alone application, to be deployed on the PC of any
     non-technical user

   + integrated as a separate view within the XML Spy IDE user-
     interface (if you purchase the XML Spy Suite product)

   + as a Browser Plug-In for Internet Explorer, which dramatically
     eases deployment in the enterprise

The XML Spy 4.0 Document Framework consists of the XML Spy 4.0 XSLT Designer
and the XML Spy 4.0 Document Editor, which together form an XSLT & XML
Schema based, enterprise-wide content management solution for creating and
deploying large volumes of XML content in real-world production environments
such as web-publishing, knowledge management or e-commerce.  A live
demonstration of the XML Spy 4.0 Document Framework in action is hosted at
www.nanonull.com (requires Internet Explorer 5.5 or 6.0).  The demo consists
of several rich electronic forms based on advanced schema and XSLT, which
were written using the XSLT designer, and are displayed and edited on your
browser using the automatically installed Document Editor browser plug-in.

The XML Spy 4.0 Suite
The XML Spy 4.0 IDE and XML Spy 4.0 Document Framework together comprise the
XML Spy 4.0 Suite, the most comprehensive tool Suite for Advanced XML
Application Development (www.axad.org)!

XML Spy 4.0 Authorized Training
Altova is proud to announce the first authorized course for learning XML and
XML Spy 4.0: www.XMLSpyBootCamp.com!
Developed by the Richard Hale Shaw Group (www.RichardHaleShawGroup.com --
creators of the XMLBootCamp, UMLBootCamp and other BootCamp-style, training
courses for software developers on COM, ASP, UML and .NET), XMLSpyBootCamp
is a 4-day, hands-on intense immersion in learning XML using XML Spy 4.0.
Starting with XML fundamentals and mark-up, and moving quickly to
style-sheets (XSL and XSLT using the XSLT Designer in XML Spy) and
validation (DTD's and Schemas, plus the XML Spy Schema Editor and IE
plug-in), the course covers both the DOM and the SAX parser, as well as
server-side XML and SOAP. Taught in a rigorous, hands-on fashion by
professionals such as Josh Holmes (who wrote the XML Spy BootCamp course and
who teaches the www.XMLBootCamp.com), you'll complete this class knowing
exactly how to utilize the latest features of XML Spy 4.0 for building a
variety of applications using XML. This course will be taught publicly,
starting in late October, 2001, and is available as on-site training as
well. For details see www.XMLSPYBOOTCAMP.com.

Please note, that due to the huge interest in our product we are providing
this download hosted on multiple sites with automatic load-balancing. If you
are still experiencing any download difficulties, please retry the download
at a later point in time, as we typically anticipate a large number of
simultaneous requests during the first 8-12 hours of the availability of the
new release.

For a more detailed 4.0 pricing information and other available product
versions and upgrade options, please visit our online pricelist for XML Spy
4.0 at www.xmlspy.com/order


The XML Spy Company