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Anyone using Altova Authentic?

It looks like an interesting (and free) alternative to InfoPath.  Altova seems to have a decent reputation.  Of course I like the ActiveX control version which ought to be easily embedded in VB6 forms.
Friday, May 16, 2008
I used to like Altova (the company), but now that XML Spy is over $500, I think they're being extortionate.

Why can't they just sell a simple editor that edits & validates XML, XSD, and transforms XSLT files, like their earlier version did, and price it less than $75?

Don't care about WSDL specific support, or any of the other stuff they've slathered on it over the years, and I don't way to pay for it.
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Friday, May 16, 2008
I use Altova Authentic on both my home page, my local server, as well as off-line in the desktop edition. The application is FREE, all you need is a purchase of StyleVision to create the template file based on your requirements.

I think it's a great tool for editing not only xml files, but also database tables without ever being exposed to the underlying technology. It can easily be embedded in VB6 forms and you'll find all the descriptions of the interface objects in the documentation.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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