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what free tool do I need to pratice XML ?

Steve Mutanson
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I want to start learning XML. What tool do I need to start ? I heard of XML SPy which is cool. But does it still offer that 30 free trial version ? What other FREE tool is good for this learning purpose ?
Tina Desai
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http://topxml.com/tools/default.asp
The tool name is - Xselector


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Tina Desai
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Sorry its - Xselerator
Balaji Loganathan
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You don't really need a tool to learn XML, a notepad/emac is more than enough.
Check this XML tutorials at http://www.w3schools.com/
The best place to start.


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Steve Mutanson
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Originally posted by Balaji Loganathan:
You don't really need a tool to learn XML, a notepad/emac is more than enough.
Check this XML tutorials at http://www.w3schools.com/
The best place to start.

Thanks for response. I heard that XML SPy can check if a XML/DTD schema is valid, etc ? If I don't use any tool, can I do the same thing the tool does ?
Balaji Loganathan
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Originally posted by Steve Mutanson:

Thanks for response. I heard that XML SPy can check if a XML/DTD schema is valid, etc ? If I don't use any tool, can I do the same thing the tool does ?

Lot of tools were available for this.
Sun Multischema validator
XSV or http://www.w3.org/2001/03/webdata/xsv
http://apps.gotdotnet.com/xmltools/xsdvalidator/Default.aspx => with .NET
MSXML
Apache Xerces
Schematron Topologi
IBM Schema quality checker
....
after all xmlspy is also a good tool, but if you start using IDE's for developing xml, then it will be difficult for you to write a single xml schema without using an IDE.(my personal experience)
Its upto you.
 
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