Re: Best practices for Oxygen

Subject: Re: Best practices for Oxygen
From: M Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "Rob Hudson" <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 21:49:23 -0700

I've been using Oxygen for several months now but I don't know if I
can give you any best practices for it. I use it mainly for coding
XSLT and XSL-FO, and secondly for editing regular XML files. Its
editor has many useful features for editing XML. I use its spellcheck
a lot. I use its structure tree a lot. I also use its XML-aware diff
tool, which I find very useful in merging versions of XML files. I
have set it up so I can do XSLT transforms with a keystroke.

The Jeni Tennison XSLT books (Beginning XSLT, Beginning XSLT 2.0)
give a lot of good tutorial-type info on XPath, but it is in relation
to using it with XSLT. I have not taken the time yet to figure out
how to use the Oxygen XPath tools. I had already written extensive
XPath manually before using Oxygen.

Mark Giffin

At 05:51 PM 4/23/2007, Rob Hudson wrote:
>Hi all,
>I've chosen Oxygen (I think) as my XML tool of choice for doing
>content editing and such. I'm hoping that it will help me with DITA.
>Two questions:
>1) What are your best practices with Oxygen?
>2) Can you recommend a good xPath tutorial that will help me mine my
>XML using Oxygen?
>If another tool is better for the purpose, please let me know. I've
>looked into XML Spy and it seems rather pricey.
>Rob Hudson
>Business Writing Instructor
>Software Developer
>Towson University, MD


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