Tales from Support: Java VM not found

Sometimes people get a Java loading error on using JSON schema validation, the Schematron validator or XSLT transformations in XML ValidatorBuddy or JSONBuddy for the very first time. In addition the editor shows a warning in the Results window if Java can’t be loaded on starting the application. You can use the Java control panel to check if there is a… Read more »

Text of JSON schema specification available in JSONBuddy

JSON schema help text

Do you know all of the JSON schema specification by heart? I guess nobody knows it and there should also be no reason to know it if you are using the right JSON editor. JSONBuddy now displays the text of the JSON schema specification for every keyword if you hover the mouse over it: The JSON schema specification is well… Read more »

How to convert Excel or Word to JSON

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XML ValidatorBuddy allows to easily convert XML to JSON (you can learn more about this functionality here: XML to JSON conversions). Modern documents saved from Word or Excel are created as archives containing XML documents with the actual content. This means you can extract all of the documents from the archive and open them using XML ValidatorBuddy. As a first… Read more »

JSON Schema editing – An introduction

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auto completion for json schema

You might have noticed that JSON has become a quite popular text format over the last years. Especially for everyone who is working in a Java environment. But how do you check your JSON instance documents in a convenient and standardized way like you can do for any XML file? For this purpose JSON Schema was introduced. In order to… Read more »

How to split a really large XML file

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Sometimes people need to copy parts from an existing huge XML or text document into a new and smaller file. With XML ValidatorBuddy you can load, view and edit really large XML (and other text) files using the Large File editor window. Here are the simple steps: Just open the document in XML ValidatorBuddy. Depending on your settings and the size… Read more »

SHA-1 collision: Use SHA-256 or SHA-512

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Google has announced that they found a collision using two different documents which did generate the same SHA-1 hash value. You can read more about the details here: SHA-1 collision Glad that XML ValidatorBuddy supports SHA-256, SHA-384 and SHA-512 hash algorithms and you can use them to sign and verify your XML documents in a more secure way. Simply select any SHA-2 algorithm… Read more »

Support tales: Enable the “Configure batch task” command

One issue I have is the ‘Configure and run batch task’ is greyed out. Do I need to do anything to enable it? I have a batch XML settings file from my old laptop I want to load and test, but the option is greyed out. Sometimes people ask me how to enable the “Configure and run batch task” command… Read more »

Sign and verify XML digital signatures from the command-line

The XML ValidatorBuddy software package also includes a command line tool. The name of the executable is “valbuddy.exe” and the tool is also located in the standard installation folder of XML ValidatorBuddy. This command-line tool also supports sign and verify operations for multiple XML documents as a batch task. A sample settings XML to run a sign task would be: <?xml… Read more »

Convert JSON to XML from the command line

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You can use the command-line tool included in the XML ValidatorBuddy package to convert JSON to XML. This allows you to quickly convert any number of JSON files and also to create a scheduled task which runs as a batch process (on your server). As usual the command-line tool needs a configuration XML to run the conversion. You can specify… Read more »

Using CSE HTML Validator as external tool in XML ValidatorBuddy

If you are working a lot with HTML documents and you also want to make sure that your HTML is properly styled and works best with all browsers on the market you need to validate the generated markup before putting it on your web pages. You also want to avoid broken links on your pages but it can be very… Read more »