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Resources

In this section, I have included some of my recommendations for further investigation
and insight into XML editors, tools, and other related resources.

XML Editors
Additional XML Editors
XML Tools and Resources
Related Resources

XML Editors

Most of the XML editors today can validate your XML using both DTD and XML Schema,
and process your XML with XSLT style sheets.

Also, most have additional features, including support for XSLT 2.0 / XPath 2.0, XSL-FO,
XQuery, and more.

This list is not an exhaustive list of the XML editors or tools available today. And, since it’s
certainly possible that a good editor or tool was overlooked, or one has recently been released,
I will keep a running list of editors and tools here for reference. Feel free to contact me
if you have other recommendations.

The minimum requirements to include an XML editor in this list are as follows: be able to check
for well-formed XML; validate against both a DTD and an XML Schema; perform an XSLT
transformation; and support the Unicode character set (for the Greek text in the book's
examples).  

XML Copy Editor
URL: http://xml-copy-editor.sourceforge.net/
OS Support: Windows, Unix / Linux, Macintosh (should compile from source code)
Version: 1.2.0
Free Version: Yes
Additional Features:
*Can handle files >10MB at an appropriate speed
* Import / export Microsoft Word
* XML Tag locking
* RELAX NG validation
* Background validation
For more info: http://xml-copy-editor.sourceforge.net/index.php?page=features

Altova XMLSpy
URL: www.altova.com/xmlspy
OS Support: Windows
Version: 2008, Release 2
Free Version: No (retail version has free trial)
Additional Features:
* Open XML / Open Document support
* XML file compare
* WSDL editor and SOAP client /debugger
* XQuery editor / debugger / profiler
* XSLT 1.0/2.0 editor / debugger / profiler
* RELAX NG validation
* Relational / XML database integration
For more info: www.altova.com/matrix_x.html

Altova XMLSpy's Web site lists XML: VisualQuickStart Guide, 2nd Edition in their Reference Books section.

oXygen XML Editor
URL: http://www.oxygenxml.com/
OS Support: Windows, Unix / Linux, Macintosh
Version: 9.3
Free Version: No (retail version has free trial)
Additional Features:
* Open XML / Open Document support
* XML file compare
* WSDL editor and SOAP client /debugger
* XQuery editor / debugger / profiler
* XSLT 1.0/2.0 editor / debugger / profiler
* RELAX NG validation
* Relational / XML database integration
For more info: www.oxygenxml.com/feature_matrix.html

EditiX XML Editor
URL: http://www.editix.com/
OS Support: Windows, Unix / Linux, Macintosh
Version: 2008, Service Pack 5
Free Version: Yes (and retail version)
Additional Features:
* Open XML / Open Document support
* XML file compare
* DTD / XML Schema documentation generator
* XPath builder / editor
* XSLT editor / debugger
For more info: www.editix.com/features.html

Additional XML Editors

XMLwriter XML Editor
URL: www.xmlwriter.net
OS Support: Windows
Version: 2.7
Free Version: No (retail version has free trial)
For more info: www.xmlwriter.net/xmlwriter/features.shtml

Stylus Studio
URL: www.stylusstudio.com
OS Support: Windows
Version: Release 2
Free Version: No (retail version has free trial)
For more info: www.stylusstudio.com/xml_feature_overview.html

Liquid XML Studio
URL: www.liquid-technologies.com
OS Support: Windows
Version: 2008 (v6)
Free Version: Yes (and retail version)
For more info: www.liquid-technologies.com/Product_XmlStudio_Features.aspx

WMHelp XMLPad
URL: www.wmhelp.com/xmlpad3.htm
OS Support: Windows
Version: 3.0.2a
Free Version: Yes
For more info: www.wmhelp.com/xmlpad32.htm

XMLmind XML Editor
URL: www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor
OS Support: Windows, Unix / Linux, Macintosh
Version: 4.1
Free Version: Yes (and retail version)
For more info: www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/features.html

XML Tools and Resources

This list of XML tools is just a sampling of what you can find by searching the Web.
The specifications are listed in the order in which they are discussed in the book.

Validation and Conversion Tools

XML Validator
www.stg.brown.edu/service/xmlvalid/

DTD Validator
http://www.validome.org/grammar

XML Schema Validator
www.w3.org/2001/03/webdata/xsv

Convert XML to DTD / XML Schema;
Convert DTD to XML Schema
www.hitsw.com/xml_utilities/

XML 1.0
www.w3.org/TR/xml/

XSLT 1.0
www.w3.org/TR/xslt

XPath 1.0
www.w3.org/TR/xpath

XSL-FO (the same as XSL 1.1)
www.w3.org/TR/xsl/

DTD (within the XML spec)
www.w3.org/TR/xml/

XML Schema
www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-0/

XML Namespaces
www.w3.org/TR/xml-names/

XSLT 2.0
www.w3.org/TR/xslt20/

XPath 2.0
www.w3.org/TR/xpath20/

XQuery 1.0
www.w3.org/TR/xquery/

Related Resources

Elizabeth Castro
Author of six best-selling editions of HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Sixth Edition (Visual QuickStart Guide). She has also penned other favorably received books, including: Creating a Web Page with HTML: Visual QuickProject Guide, Publishing a Blog with Blogger: Visual QuickProject Guide, and XML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, the first edition.

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