Altova and CambridgeDocs Announce xDoc XML Converter Plug-in for xmlspy

Mar 21, 2003

Altova and CambridgeDocs have announced the xDoc Plug-in, a tool for migrating unstructured content from legacy sources, including Microsoft Word, HTML, and Adobe PDF documents, directly into Altova's xmlspy. The XML content can then be further edited, transformed, or transmitted via a Web service from within the xmlspy development environment. The combined solution is designed to help businesses transform pre-existing unstructured HTML, PDF, and Microsoft Word documents into XML document formats, such as DocBook XML, LegalXML, NewsML, HR-XML, SCORM, and other customer-specific schemas. The resulting XML content can be stored in a variety of content management systems, databases, and XML repositories, enabling multi-channel publishing, and syndication via Web Services. The xDoc Plug-in for xmlspy creates a new "on-ramp" to the CambridgeDocs XML Content Backbone. xmlspy users would be able to select "Open From Microsoft Word," "Open From HTML," "Open From PDF," or from any other supported format, and have the documents automatically converted into XML, along with an appropriate XSLT stylesheet required to view the XML as a formatted document. The xmlspy user interface can then be used to manipulate the XML, transform it using XSLT, or publish in various formats, either programmatically or interactively. The xDoc Plug-in comes with a set of generic "conversion" rules to define how the conversion takes place. The xDoc Plug-in is a Java 2 platform engine and it works on Windows 2000 and Windows XP. The application can be downloaded for immediate evaluation and purchase from For more information about the xDoc Plug-in for XMLSPY 5, visit: Altova's xmlspy 5 is available for free trial download at, or for purchase from the Altova Online Shop at

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