How to cite this paper

Cau, Jean Michel, and Mohamed Zergaoui. “Visual Designers: Those XML tools with no angle bracket at all!” Presented at Balisage: The Markup Conference 2009, Montréal, Canada, August 11 - 14, 2009. In Proceedings of Balisage: The Markup Conference 2009. Balisage Series on Markup Technologies, vol. 3 (2009).

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2009
August 11 - 14, 2009

Balisage Paper: Visual Designers: Those XML tools with no angle bracket at all!

Jean Michel Cau


Mohamed Zergaoui


Mohamed Zergaoui is the CTO and founder of Innovimax. He is an active member of W3C WG related to processing (XSLT, XQuery, XProc) and of ISO DSDL. He is currently part of a big research framework in France with public funding for streaming and parallel processing.

Copyright © 2009 Innovimax, Jean Michel Cau, Mohamed Zergaoui


Is the future of XML planned to be without XML? Visual tools are everywhere and XProc might be the first XML dialect to be immediately available with its visual editor. After erratic evolutions, visual tools have become more and more precise (even HTML+CSS tools are now very powerful), and have become more and more main stream. Could we imagine dealing with XML Schema without decent Visual Tools? We will show in this presentation an overview of where we do XML without seeing any angle bracket and the places where we expect to have some equivalent tools soon.