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Subject: Re: [xsl] Re: XML / XSL Editors
From: António Mota <amsmota@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 20:43:32 +0000

Thanks, i'll test it too. I'm downloading it now :)


On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 20:37:31 -0000, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> You ought to include Stylus Studio in your list as well. I use it for most
> of my XML editing; I particularly like the ability to validate using
> different schema processors, since it's not uncommon to get differences
> between them. The grid view in the latest version works very well for
> data-oriented XML - I've always hated grid views in the past, but this one
> starts to feel as easy to use as a spreadsheet. I also like the way it
shows
> XPath query results. I don't tend to use Stylus for XSLT work, but that's
> only because my requirements in that area are rather specialized...
>
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Antsnio Mota [mailto:amsmota@xxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: 10 January 2005 20:24
> > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: [xsl] Re: XML / XSL Editors
> >
> > 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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