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Liquid XML Studio is a free graphical XSD Editor & XML Editor that can also be used to edit WSDL and other XML based standards. It has a simple intuitive interface that makes developing for the complex W3C XML Schema (XSD) standard quick and easy. A validator is provided that strictly adheres to the W3C standard ensuring that the XML Schemas you produce are valid and correct. Liquid Technologies, who releases Liquid XML Studio, claims that it is "simple enough for new users to pick up quickly and comprehensive enough for experienced users deal with the advanced features of the XSD standard." The XSD Designer allows users to author their schemas using a split screen layout (XSD Diagram at the top, XSD code at the bottom), changes to either view are reflected in the other window. "Liquid XML Studio is also an excellent way to visualize your XML Schema (XSD), allowing you ... (more)

How AJAX Can Bring Cross-Platform Rich User Interfaces to Web Applications

"Though it's been around for a while, AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript + XML) is now a hot topic in the application developer community because it brings cross-platform rich user interfaces to web applications without having to use products like Microsoft .NET or Macromedia," said Steve Benfield, VP of strategy & technology evangelism at ClearNova, Inc., as it was announced that executives from ClearNova will be championing AJAX  in their session at the South Florida Java User's Group in the Miami area on August 17. The discussion will be led by Benfield - pictured here talking to SYS... (more)

New York Giants' Gary Reasons Explains DocSoft's Word-To-XML/MathML Conversion Software

Gary Reasons of DocSoft visited SYS-CON headquarters today for an exclusive SYS-CON.TV interview to talk about the latest product releases from DocSoft. DocSoft is featured in the upcoming issue of SYS-CON's IT Solutions Guide, which will be on newsstands first week of December. Reasons, a professional consultant at DocSoft, is a former New York Giants football player and a commentator for FOX Sports. His SYS-CON.TV interview will stream on Monday, November 14. DocSoft, a leader in XML technology, announced the release of W2XML version 2.5, with new support for converting Micro... (more)

Stylus Studio 2006 XML Enterprise Edition Simplifies XML Data Integration and Enhances Developer Productivity

Stylus Studio, provider of XML development tools and components for advanced data integration, today announced the immediate availability of Stylus Studio 2006 XML Enterprise Edition, the latest revision of its award-winning XML IDE. The new release provides a significant upgrade in usability and XML standards conformance, and many new features further simplify XML data integration tasks faced by developers. "We're advocating an innovative new approach to data integration – use standards-based XQuery and XSLT. These powerful technologies can be made to work regardless of wh... (more)

OOXML's Fast Track to ISO Standardization a Minefield

V1, the subcommittee advising the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) on formats, has failed by a tantalizing two votes to endorse Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML) format, already standardized by ECMA, as fit for ISO standardardization even though Microsoft reportedly packed V1 with its friends in anticipation of the vote last week. Despite the fact that V1 had only seven voting members a few months ago and 26 last Friday, the 13th, as it happens, no two-thirds consensus was reached and now INCITS' executive board is going to have to sort throug... (more)