Syncro Soft Ltd has announced the availability of version 7.0 of its XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Debugger. Version 7.0 of the XML Editor adds more than 50 new features. Document validation has been improved by adding continuous validation support (validate as you type), error markers and overview ruler, multiple external validation engines and support for CSS validation. Parsed schemas are being cached to improve the validation speed. XPath support benefits now from an XPath aware content assistant showing functions and axes, variables and parameters as well as name tests for elements and attributes in context. For XPath 2.0 queries the XPath default namespace can be configured/automatically detected and used when writing XPath queries. XSLT editing features an XSLT input document view presenting the tree structure of the XML document set for the current stylesheet in the associated transformation scenario. You can create templates or other XSL snippets by dragging the nodes from the tree into the stylesheet; the generated XPath expressions are context aware. XQuery debugging has been added. The debugging support is based on the Saxon XQuery processor from Saxonica. XML Editor and XSLT Debugger is available in two editions: Multi-platform Academic/Non-profit license costs USD 48.00 Multi-platform Professional license costs USD 180.00 (20% off from the list price) if you buy before January 31st, 2006. Version 7.0 is available for free trial download from