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Subject: Re: XPath Visualizer -- Sorry? (Was: Re: [Announce] XMLSPY 5 Released- Includes XSLT Debugging and HTML to XSLT conversion utilities.)
From: Mike Brown <mike@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 14:26:27 -0600 (MDT)
xpath visualizer
Dimitre Novatchev wrote:
> >From the product description:
> "XSL Editing and Debugging
> Stylesheets are easy to write using the built-in XSL editor, which
> includes full debugging, XPath visualizer..."
>                          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> To all XSLT programmers:
> The XPath Visualizer has been around for more than two years. It has
> always been  a ***free*** tool and will always be ***free***.
> As it happens a company may take the name of a successful free (and in
> fact open-source) tool and use it for a component of its $399
> product...
> I am not commenting on the ethical side of this phenomenon...

Well, you called their version fake, ugly and confusing... These sound
like comments to me. :)

Anyway, I think you really shouldn't be complaining. XML SPY did not
capitalize the V in Visualizer. In English, this indicates that it is *not* a
proper noun (name). They have merely stated that they have *a* visualizer of
XPath, not a product that they have named "(the) XPath Visualizer". If you had 
called your product "XPath Visualization Tool" and they said "XML SPY comes 
with an XPath visualization tool" would you be just as upset? I see no 

   - Mike
  mike j. brown                   |  xml/xslt: http://skew.org/xml/
  denver/boulder, colorado, usa   |  resume: http://skew.org/~mike/resume/

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