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   RE: [xml-dev] Different kind of Editor

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Yes the result is similar in that the technicaues do produce an XML
document. My query was regarding exactly "how" that process is achaieved.
This is the special sauce that sets them apart. I use both XML Spy and
Stylus Studio and I don't see the featureset I am looking for in either
product. Yes you can validate against a Schema but I don't see where you can
dynamically presenting the options that are available at a particular node.

-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas B. Passin [mailto:tpassin@comcast.net] 
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 11:43 PM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Different kind of Editor

[Bawcom, Aaron]

> The application would allow a user to specify an XML Schema for the 
> XML Document.
> Once the user has specified an XML Schema, there would be a root node 
> to start with.
> When the user right clicked on the root node, the user is presented 
> with a context menu of *only valid elements and attributes" that could 
> be
> at that point. So basically, the possible elements and attributes you
> add as children or properties of the current node would be dynamically 
> determined by the Schema that was loaded.
> Please advise if something like this already exists. If not, we will 
> probably attempt to build something like it as we need it for an 
> internal application.

There are several, the best known of which is probably XML Spy.  Of course,
the UI does not work exactly as you have described, but the result is pretty
similar.  And there are others.


Tom P

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