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Hydra User's Guide



Matthew L. Aronoff


This document is intended to be a User's Guide to Hydra. It is aimed toward the standards development engineers and other technical users who may be interested in using Hydra. Hydra is a three-dimensional XML viewer/editor that was developed to aid in standards development efforts. Its purpose is to allow rapid, large-scale visualization of the overall structure of an XML document, easily human-comprehensible searching, and easy editing. It uses OpenGL to display the XML document as a 3D tree structure that can be manipulated in various ways by the user.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7087
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3d, hydra, opengl, standards, visualization, xml


Aronoff, M. (2004), Hydra User's Guide, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created August 30, 2004, Updated October 16, 2008