Open source / free XML visualization tool?

Posted on 2007-11-28
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I am looking for a open source or freeware tool for visualizing the structure of XML documents and / or schemas, similar to the schema visualization found in Altova XMLSpy. Preferably the tool should run on Windows.
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Geert Bormans earned 125 total points
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I would defiitely be prepared to pay a little bit
(especially since you want decent schema support)
go for Oxygen (
It is a lot cheaper than XMLSpy and a factor better

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Thanks! It looks good, but does it have XML visualization? I could only find a tree view, but I was expecting something along the lines of the display in the screenshot on this page:
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by:Geert Bormans
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What you show is the schema editor
That is quite similar for Oxygen

For XML, Oxygen has a grid view, a tree view and a WYSIWYG view (through CSS)
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Yes, you are right. And what I am looking for is the kind of visualization that Altova offers for schemas, only for XML documents. Or is that logically impossible?
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by:Geert Bormans
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> Or is that logically impossible?

does not sound impossible, but I don't think I ever came across a tool that did that. Does Spy do that?

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Nope :-)

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