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RE: [xml-dev] XML tools

For me, the comparison between Stylus and oXygen is more to do with personal
preference than product features.
I tend to use oXygen for most of my development work - Schema modelling,
XSLT/XQuery development and debugging, Schematron development etc.
I recently forced myself to use Stylus and oXygen on alternate days for a two
week schema modelling task.
I was quite surprised to find I was more productive using oXygen for the way
I work.
In the end I used more of its features more often (more of the pretty panels
did things that were useful to me).
Like Jonathan, I use both tools and see value in both. But I've yet to come
across a case where my business would be *significantly* impacted by the use
of only one.
I can see that Stylus may have a competitive edge with its data integration
tools (EDI to XML etc).

Nick Ardlie

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Robie [mailto:jonathan.robie@datadirect.com] 
Sent: Friday, 10 November 2006 4:21 AM
To: George Cristian Bina
Cc: Jonathan Robie; Alexander Johannesen; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XML tools

George Cristian Bina wrote:
> Hi Jonathan,
> Sorry to barge in but I do not want to have a perception of oXygen as 
> a tool for non-developers, oXygen has a lot of development features 
> for all XSLT, XQuery and schemas: support for all XSLT processors, 
> editing, debugging and profiling for XSLT 1.0, 2.0 and XQuery - on the 
> XQuery side we added support for a lot of XML Databases and this will 
> be improved in the upcoming oXygen release - and more, oXygen provides 
> the best coverage for schemas, covering not only XML Schema but also 
> Relax NG, Schematron, NRL (and in the upcoming release also NVDL), 
> Schematron embedded in XML Schema and in Relax NG schemas.

Hi George,

I did not mean to imply that oXygen does not have these features. 
Personally, I do prefer Stylus for most data integration, debugging, 
pipelines, and related tasks. I tend to use Emacs or oXygen for 
document-oriented work, and Stylus for data munging.


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