Cycle Software announced LiveData Server version 5.0 with XML. LiveData Server Version 5.0 with XML offers the innate power and flexibility of XML with the following special features: Fast and friendly schema mapping – Every external protocol and application is mapped into an object framework – a maximally flexible middle ground where it is possible to do the correct mappings from one to another. Bi-directional communication – Specific requests made via XML to server are coordinated into several underlying requests to different systems supported by LiveData Server such as ICCP. They are then intelligently mapped back up to an interactive, state-of-the art Web page or commonly deployed DBMS system. And support for the latest browser side Java Scripting techniques, including Microsoft extensions. LiveData Server Version 5.0 with XML will be available in Q1 2000.