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Subject: Re: [xsl] Re: XML / XSL Editors
From: António Mota <amsmota@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 20:24:23 +0000

Well, uptil now i've been testing XMLSpy, oXygen and Exchanger. Here's
my toughts and request for comments:

XMLSpy is realy a heavy-weight, it seems to do everything. Too many
things... And it's a lot expensive than the others, so the choice is
to buy one XMLSpy or 4/5 of the others... And i really don't like
mainstream software, reflexes of my revolutionary youth :)

I was tending to oXygen due to the positive mentions here on list. It
seems very good from the developer point of view, i really like that
trang thing, specially from learning the various languages by
converting one into another. HOWEVER it seems not so good from the
non-XSL-expert data-entry point of view. There's only the Tree Editor
that seems to me both confusing and hard to work. And this data-entry
thing is important.

Exchanger seems to be a lot better. I really like the way one can
create types (XML/Schema pieces) and then edit them. That's that what
i had in mind since the beggining, and i didn4t find the way to do it
in the other editors (not that don't exist, i just couldn't find it).
And i really like that Outliner/Editor/Tree Viewer for the data entry
thing. It seems to me a good balance beteween development capabilities
and data-entry facilities.

So i'll like to ear some comments from you guys, besides "then go with
Exchanger if you liked it", mainly because i ddidn4t test *that* much
and i'm probably missing something around the way...

Thanks, and excuse the bad english...


On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 12:30:47 -0500, Wendell Piez
<wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Antonio,
>
> At 11:59 AM 1/6/2005, you wrote:
> >Also, i had a look at Relax NG but didn't understand what it is. It
> >seems a alternative to Schema? A replacement for DTD? However it's not
> >a W3C standard, or is it?
>
> The question is off-topic :->, but yes, all the above.
>
> It's not a W3C standard, but it is an ISO standard -- in some circles, this
> is regarded as better.
>
> >Last, someone off the list point me to XMLEditor from Cladonia
> >http://www.cladonia.com/index.htm does anybody know this?
>
> Haven't tried this one lately, but from what I saw back when, I think
> you'll find it more like oXygen than like Authentic.
>
> Lightweight forms interfaces are a bit slow to come, largely because there
> are so many other ways to go about it. (Web forms work if you have the
> architecture in place. Spreadsheets can even work these days.) And platform
> issues. I wonder if there are any XForms front ends you could use. Or
> Microsoft's InfoPath (quite a nice product, I'm told), if you can afford
> the cost/lock-in....
>
> Good luck,
> Wendell
>
>
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