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great all-purpose text editor

<oXygen/> XML Editor
Java-based editor

Morphon XML Editor
Java-based editor

Java-based editor

Java-based editor

Macintosh XML editor

ElfData XML Editor
Macintosh XML editor

XML-capable text editor

XML-capable text editor

XML & HTML cleaner

XML parser/creator


AppleScriptable XML/XSLT tool

FMP6 XML to MS Word

Radio Userland
XML-friendly outliner

Turbo XML
XML tools (for OSX)

Xalan for Mac
Java-based XSLT processor

General page for Xalan

InDelv XML Client
Java-based XML/XSL browser


XML Tools for AppleScript
AS parser/generator

XML-RPC AppleScript library
remote procedure calls with AS

XSLT Tools for AppleScript
AS Scripting Addition

Frontier and XML
content management


document manager/publisher

SendStory for OS X
editor/collaboration tool

FAQ production tool

open-source bibliographic tool

quotation manager

OS X calendar software

Java-based RTF to XML

XML/XSL-based web application server

XML Schema Quality Checker
Java-based tool from IBM alphaWorks

FileMaker XML Central
FileMaker Inc. XML resources

FileMaker Developer
with some XML features

PHP FileMaker XML parser

Filespring Pipeline
for PHP with FileMaker

XML-based FileMaker plug-in

Troi Text Plug-in
for FileMaker Pro

FMP to Frontier to XML
for FMP/Frontier users

Lasso Professional
data-driven Web development

Lasso XML Developer Kit
for Lasso & FMP et al.

XML database reports

News XPress
XML newsfeed reader

NetNewsWire Pro
XML newsfeed reader

XML newsfeed reader

RDF/RSS newsfeed reader

weblog software

weblog software

XML-RPC-based editor

Igor Engraver
Music Notation with Music XML

iPod song lists to XML

flash AV player
XML playlists for streaming

XML export Xtension

extracts XML from QuarkXPress

RoustaboutXT & XPress XML
XML tools for QuarkXPress

AiEDV.CH tools
XML tools for QuarkXPress

NAPS Translation System
Quark & RTF to XML to HTML

WebXPress 5
Quark XML tool

XT Connector
Quark XML tool

XML Impression Suite 1.1
Quark XML tool

XMedia Plug-In
for Adobe InDesign 2.0

Acrobat-to-XML for Mac
Adobe plug-in beta

Adobe FrameMaker 7
with new XML functionality

for Omnis Studio

publishing system

XML with WebObjects
Apple developer docs

WebObjects tool

IP*Works! tool

OpenLink Virtuoso
cross-platform server

Mammoth PostgreSQL with LXP
cross-platform server

Pluggers XML Plugin
for 4th Dimension (4D)

for with XML tools below

XML Engine
REALbasic parser classes

REALbasic parser/router class

RealBUG xml toolbox
REALbasic module in beta

REALbasic XML parser plug-in

Schema 2.0
For use with REALbasic databases

XML-RPC for REALbasic
messaging client module

SOAP Toolkit
REALbasic classes

STXML 2.0.0
OO API for XML in OS X

Iconara DOM Framework
Open-Source Cocoa Framework for XML

development framework

XML C++ classes

C++ application framework

Xerces C++ Parser
Mac port of validating parser

DreamWeaver XML Import/Export
Macromedia TechNote

Free XML Tools for MacOS
and other platforms

example uses of xml

Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language for web audio and video

Open eBook Publication Structure

Scalable Vector Graphics for 2-dimensional images

Simple Object Access Protocol for distributed environments

remote procedure calls over HTTP

W3C on Resource Description Framework projects

XML and image metadata for the Online Archive of California

for rights managament

Outline Processor Markup Language

proposal for staff notation

for B-movies

new or newly found:

18 October 2003

XMacL is not being updated at the present time; its current content will remain online, and updates may resume at some point.

31 August 2003

<oXygen/> XML Editor 2.0.3

Version 2.0.3 of this XML editing software can validate documents against XML Schemas while allowing external entities; it also offers other improvements and several bug fixes.

31 August 2003

Morphon XML-Editor 3.1.2

Currently at version 3.1.2, Morphon XML-Editor is now available under a free software license with no timeouts, crippled features, or strings attached.

31 August 2003

FOEditor 1.3.2

Version 1.3.2 of this shareware XML editing tool adds "xsl:import, xsl:include and XPath document(...) support to load external files...."

31 August 2003

Apple on APXL

An Apple Developer Connection page on "Developer Opportunities Using Keynote and APXL" offers ideas for working with this presentation software's XML-based format.

31 August 2003

XML Impression Suite 1.1

XML Impressions is "a stand-alone application that processes XML data and sends commands to QuarkXPress." According to its developer, it can "use XML data to automate document creation in QuarkXPress" and enable "easy publishing of XML content in print and PDF," along with many other features. An applications example shows how data stored in a FileMaker 6 database could be transformed in this way.

31 August 2003

Runtime Revolution 2.1

Version 2.1 of this development tool is available.

31 August 2003

Schema 2.0

An interactive development environment for use with REALbasic databases, Schema 2.0 "is available for Macintosh OS X, Windows and Classic Mac OS." It "can export data as HTML or XML."

31 August 2003

Iconara DOM Framework 1.1.5

This Cocoa "framework for accessing, manipulating and outputting XML-data" in Mac OS X is now at version 1.1.5.

31 August 2003

MacTidy v1.0b14

A recently updated version of this software for checking and correcting XML and HTML markup is available.

31 August 2003

FX.php 2.2

A recently announced update to this open-source "PHP class that pulls data from FileMaker Pro using the XML output by the Web Companion" fixes several bugs.

31 August 2003

flash AV player 2.0d

This Flash application "streams folders of .mp3, .swf files & jpeg files by loading all necessary playlists information from an XML file. It is made to broadcast any media content," ranging from mp3s to Quicktime movies. Its use of an "XML format allows you to create real dynamic broadcast programs."

24 July 2003

BBEdit 7.0.4 updater

Bare Bones Software has posted a v7.0.4 updater for BBEdit, its fine text-editing tool; this maintenance update adds no new features specific to handling XML, but offers numerous fixes and enhancements that will be useful in working with almost any type of file.

2 July 2003

4D 2003.1 updater

4th Dimension has posted a downloadable updater for its 4D 2003 database software, which offers XML functionality including import and export, XML parsing, and Web Services support.

1 July 2003

OpenLink Virtuoso Updates

OpenLink has released several updates for ODBC-related components of its server software for Mac OS X. Grouped together as the Universal Data Access Suite 5.0, they comprise the OpenLink ODBC Administrator, ODBC Drivers for all major databases, an ODBC SDK for ODBC compliant application and driver developers, and a Runtime Environment (iODBC Driver Manager). Release 5.0 adds full support for Unicode and Rendezvous.

30 June 2003

Laszlo Presentation Server 1

This Internet application development enivironment and server software support Internet delivery of data from XML sources.

30 June 2003

Circus Ponies NoteBook 1.1

This note-taking and outlining application can export XML-tagged files.

29 June 2003

URL Manager Pro 3.0.6

This URL management tool can "export your bookmarks to XML XBEL" formatted files.

29 June 2003


phptunest is a PHP script that converts XML-tagged iTunes library files to HTML tables.

29 June 2003


This Mac OS X application graphically displays the differences between two XML documents.

29 June 2003

rXML 2.1

Version 2.1 of this XML parser for REALbasic is available.

29 June 2003

downCast 1.0

"downCast converts XML documents...to Word and Rich Text Format (RTF) for editing and printing. Combine it with upCast, and you have a combo that offers a...roundtrip-capable and integrated XML editing and publishing solution based...on the open standards XML, XLink, XSLT and CSS2."

29 June 2003

upCast 4.0

upCast 4.0, software for converting Microsoft Word documents to XML files, adds such features as an XML validator.

29 June 2003

FileMaker XSLT Library Additions

Several new downloadable XSLT files have been added to the FileMaker XSLT Library, which offers tools for processes including the insertion of data from FileMaker databases into MySQL.

29 June 2003

Runtime Revolution 2.0.1

This cross-platform development tool now supports "Creation and manipulation of XML content"; "Parsing of XML files"; "Validation against a DTD"; "Work with large XML documents (too large to fit into memory)"; an "Extensive XML API"; and "SOAP support and examples."

29 June 2003

FOEditor 1.3.1

Version 1.3.1 of this editor for working with XSLT Formatting Objects fixes several bugs.

29 June 2003

NetNewsWire 1.0.3

Version 1.0.3 of this tool for handling RSS newsfeeds resolves some bugs and display glitches, among other improvements. NetNewsWire Lite 1.0.3 also is available.

29 June 2003

Iconara DOM Framework 1.0.1

Version 1.0.1 of this open-source Cocoa "framework for accessing, manipulating and outputting XML" is available.

29 June 2003

<oXygen/> XML Editor 2.0.2

Version 2.0.2 of the <oXygen/> XML Editor is available; it offers various enhancements over v2.0.1.

29 June 2003

Atomik Roundtrip 1.5

This major upgrade to Atomik Roundtrip offers new features including better support for special characters and native QuarkXPress 5 compatibility; a version for Quark 6 is in the works.

31 May 2003

<oXygen/> XML Editor 2.0.1

Version 2.0.1 of the <oXygen/> XML Editor fixes some bugs and adds interface improvements.

31 May 2003

Qoppa DataMorph

Qoppa DataMorph is a java-based, "user friendly conversion tool that handles conversion from and to XML, ascii and database" formats.

30 April 2003

<oXygen/> XML Editor news

Version 2.0 of the <oXygen/> XML Editor is available, as is an <oXygen/> Eclipse plug-in and several PDF documents on certain aspects of how to use these tools.

30 April 2003

deepX Quick References

deepX offers free, downloadable quick-reference PDFs on topics including XSL, XSLT, XML Schema, XPath, and more.

30 April 2003

New FileMaker Pro XSLT tools

Among the recent additions to the FileMaker XSLT Library are tools for transforming data in FMP6 databases into XML-formatted files for Apple's Keynote presentation software; an XML export tool for creating RSS 0.91 newsfeed files; and an example of using two stylesheets to import data from an XML file into a FileMaker Pro database's one-to-many relationship (in FMP's end-user parlance, into a portal).

30 April 2003

4th Dimension 2003

Application integration and Web Services features of 4D 2003 include support for SOAP 1.1, WSDL, and XML import/export.

30 April 2003

OpenLink Virtuoso

This cross-platform "multi-protocol and multi-purpose server" implements "Web, Database, and Application server functionality alongside Native XML Storage" with "Universal Data Access Middleware." Among the XML-related standards it supports are SOAP, XPATH, and XSLT.

30 April 2003

Anko Publishing Manager

This software for managing, scheduling, and reporting on all aspects of the book publishing process includes XML import and export.

30 April 2003

FileMaker Pro Developer 6.0v4

A recently released update for the developer edition of FileMaker Pro includes several XML-related fixes.

30 April 2003

Recordare MusicXML Software

Recordare's Dolet software uses MusicXML to translate between music notation programs including Finale and Sibelius, and it can save files in MusicXML format; the company also offers MusicXML editions of European concert music.

30 April 2003

FE77 Server Suite

This enterprise server suite puts a Mac OSX interface over UNIX software including "Apache 2.0.44, Jakarta Tomcat 4.1.18, the latest mod_webapp connector and Server Manager.app," as well as offering an "OSX desktop client that allows you to control most any function of your server from the comfort of your Mac Desktop." "Additional packages available for download include PHP 4.3.1, MySQL database software, Apache Cocoon 2.0.4 for XML publishing and XSL/XSLT translation and PostgreSQL 7.3.2."

30 April 2003

<alt> Mobile Internet Studio

"The <alt> Mobile Internet Studio is an integrated XSL-based tool set for creating dynamic mobile internet sites that are browser, device, and carrier compliant with support for WML, XHTML, and WAP Push."

30 April 2003

Runtime Revolution 2.0 Beta

This rapid application development environment includes an "XML library for creating and parsing XML documents."

30 April 2003

DocBook Lite tools for BBEdit

These downloadable extensions are designed to support working with DocBook Lite XML documents in BBEdit.

weblog archives

xml learning resources

 Educational FAQ on Standards
at the Web Standards Project

A Child's Garden of XML
St. Laurent at A List Apart

XML & 2nd-Generation Web
Bosak & Bray in Scientific American

XML in 10 Points
brief summary at W3C

frequently asked questions

Structuring Data for the Web
at Web Developer's Virtual Library

deepX References
quick-reference PDFs

email discussion list on XML

FileMaker XML Talk
email list on XML and FileMaker

email list on XHTML

The XML Files
at WebDeveloper.com

Xploring XML
at WebReference.com

XML and Databases
by Ronald Bourret

XML Products
by Ronald Bourret

RDF and Metadata
Tim Bray's introduction at XML.com

Gentle Introduction to XML-RPC
Matt Neuberg on this specification

XML Tutorial
step by step with Miloslav Nic

XUL Tutorial
Neil Deakin on interface language

general xml resources

 Annotated XML Specification
by Tim Bray, at XML.com

The W3C's XML page
canonical XML resources

XML Resource Sites
at the Open Directory (dmoz)

XML Link Categories
at the Google Web Directory

XML industry portal

XML portal and news

developer news

XML Cover Pages

News at XML Cover Pages
timely XML and SGML news

Cafe con Leche
XML news and resources

WDVL XML resources
at Web Developer's Virtual Library

useful XML resource site

XML content directory

XML Software
XML tools for all platforms

What Is XML?
Page of XML links

w3c standards||work






XML Schema

XML Query


other useful sites

 World Wide Web Consortium
W3C, home of many standards

Web Standards Project
standards advocates

Scripting News
timely links on xml and more

usability weblog at xplane

Jakob Nielsen on usability

user interface webzine

general mac resources

Mac News Network
Mac Resource Page
OS X Audio
O'Reilly Mac / OS X
Apple User Groups
AppleCare Knowledge Base
AppleCare Knowledge Archive
Apple Developer Connection
Apple Internet Developer
Google Mac Search


14 useful books

 Learning XML
Erik Ray (O'Reilly & Associates, 2001; isbn 0596000464)

XML: A Primer (3e)
Simon St. Laurent (IDG Books, 2001; isbn 0764547771)

The XML Companion (3e)
Neil Bradley (Addison-Wesley, 2002; isbn 0201770598)

FileMaker Pro 6 Developer's Guide to XML/XSL
Beverly Voth (Wordware, 2003; isbn 155622043X)

Designing Web Usability
Jakob Nielsen (New Riders Publishing, 1999; isbn 156205810X)

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web
Louis Rosenfeld and Peter Morville (O'Reilly & Associates, 1998; isbn 1565922824)

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide (4e)
David Flanagan (O'Reilly & Associates, 2002; isbn 0596000480)

Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide
Eric A. Meyer (O'Reilly & Associates, 2000; isbn 1565926226)

Learning Perl (3e)
Randal L. Schwartz and Tom Christiansen (O'Reilly & Associates, 2001; isbn 0596001320)

Programming Perl (3e)
Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, & Jon Orwant (O'Reilly & Associates, 2001; isbn 0596000278)

Mac OS X in a Nutshell
Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, & Chris Stone (O'Reilly & Associates, 2003; isbn 0596003706)

Danny Goodman's AppleScript Handbook (2e)
Danny Goodman (iUniverse, 2000; isbn 0966551419)

Database Design for Mere Mortals
Michael J. Hernandez (Addison-Wesley, 1997; isbn 0201694719)

Data Modeling Essentials (2e)
Graeme C. Simsion (The Coriolis Group, 2000; isbn 1576108724)