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   RE: Good XSL editor?

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  • From: Matt Sergeant <matt@sergeant.org>
  • To: "Falk, Alexander" <falk@icon.at>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 17:51:00 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 12 Jun 2000, Falk, Alexander wrote:

> You may want to try XML Spy 3.0, which is an integrated development
> environment for XML and includes - among many other things - Intelligent
> Editing of XSL (i.e. full context-aware entry-help for XSLT elements and
> attributes). It can automatically pretty-print your XSL file or only do it
> on-demand and - even more important - you customize which elements you'd
> like to have no output formatting for, because this is crucial with certain
> XSLT commands (e.g. xsl:attribute). You can plug in any XSLT processor and
> it allows you to specify batch transformations using a project view.
> Another nice feature and a true time-saver for any XSL development is the
> ability to specify an "example XML file" to be used for testing your XSL
> file: while you are editing your XSL stylesheet you simply hit F10 to
> automatically use the XSL file you are working on to transform this example
> XML file. Since XML Spy includes a browser preview, you can actually have
> the XSL file AND the output from your example XML in two windows and quickly
> see the result of each change to your XSL file in the browser window.
> The free evaluation version can be downloaded from http://www.xmlspy.com and
> runs for 30 days. XML Spy is available for the Windows platform and is
> available in two versions: the lite version is suitable for the hobbyist or
> student, who doesn't need all the advanced features (like database
> export/import, project management, etc.) and sells for US$ 39.- and the
> premium version, which includes all features, sells for US$ 149.-

I'm desparately waiting for you to announce news of a Linux port - it's
such a pain for me to use XML Spy over VNC to my NT box that hums away in
the corner waiting for the next reboot...


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