Cutting Edge of Schema Editing

 
 
By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2000-12-11 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Small companies are often the nimblest. Take Altova, of Vienna, Austria, which has delivered the first Extensible Markup Language tool I have seen that supports the World Wide Web Consortium's XML Schema candidate recommendation.

Small companies are often the nimblest. Take Altova, of Vienna, Austria, which has delivered the first Extensible Markup Language tool I have seen that supports the World Wide Web Consortiums XML Schema candidate recommendation.

Altovas XML Spy 3.5 Beta 2 (available for trial download at www.xmlspy. com/beta35.html) provides a completely graphical interface for editing XML, Extensible Stylesheet Language and XML Schema files. The GUI supports all the new Schema features, such as complex objects.

The tree display that XML Spy uses is perfectly suited to XMLs hierarchical structure. We could rearrange XML Schema structures just by dragging and dropping elements from one part of the graphical tree to another—very neat!

 
 
 
 
Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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