Editing/Re-formatting XML files?

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  1. bellis1 macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone have any software suggestions or advice on software to edit XML files. I would like to delete some tags and records for those tags from a previously formatted XML file. Ideally, I would also like to rearrange the tags, or rearrange information in those tags. In short, I need to reformat an exported XML file (formatted by one program) so it can be imported correctly as an XML file in a different format (for a different program).
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    XSLT is what you need. A Google search should help you find what you're looking for. I've never used XSLT, but I know that it was designed for the very task you want to do.
     
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Take a look into using XSLT for translation of your documents.

    Don't know of any XML IDEs for the Mac, but I do know that XML Spy was pretty decent for windows - they also offer a plug in variant for Eclipse.
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    If you have installed the Developer pack that comes with OS X, there's an XML editor there called Property List Editor, that should do most of the things you want...

    Edit: Not sure about the rearrangeing bit... not played a lot with the app...
     
  5. bellis1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks

    Thanks, both of are help. Now it is just going to take me a bit to figure them out.
     

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