About RaptorXML Server

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About RaptorXML Server

Altova RaptorXML Server (hereafter also called RaptorXML for short) is Altova's third-generation, hyper-fast XML and XBRL* processor. It has been built to be optimized for the latest standards and parallel computing environments. Designed to be highly cross-platform capable, the engine takes advantage of today’s ubiquitous multi-core computers to deliver lightning fast processing of XML and XBRL data.


* Note:XBRL processing is available only in RaptorXML+XBRL Server, not in RaptorXML Server.


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Editions and operating systems

There are two editions of RaptorXML, each suitable for a different set of requirements. These editions are described in the section Editions and Interfaces. RaptorXML is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS. For more details of system support, see the section System Requirements.


Features and supported specifications

RaptorXML provides XML validation, XSLT transformations, and XQuery executions, each with a wide range of powerful options. See the section Features for a broad list of available functionality and key features. The section Supported Specifications provides a detailed list of the specifications to which RaptorXML conforms. For more information, visit the RaptorXML page at the Altova website.


This documentation

This documentation is delivered with the application and is also available online at the Altova website. Note that the Chrome browser has a limitation that prevents entries in the Table of Contents (TOC) pane expanding when the documentation is opened locally. The TOC in Chrome functions correctly, however, when the documentation is opened from a webserver.


This documentation is organized into the following sections:


About RaptorXML (this section)
Setting Up RaptorXML
Command Line Interface
Server APIs: HTTP, COM/.NET, Java
Engine APIs: Python and .NET
Additional Information
Engine Information
Altova LicenseServer


Click to expand/CollapseGoogle Chrome's Same-Origin Policy (SOP)

When viewing the Help that is delivered with your Altova product in Google's Chrome browser, you might find (i) that you cannot collapse the expanded TOC in the left-hand frame, and (ii) that image miniatures cannot be expanded to full-size images by clicking on the miniature. These limitations occur because of the Same-Origin Policy (SOP) restrictions that Chrome applies. If you face these restrictions, you have the following options:


Disable Chrome's SOP. You can do this by opening Chrome from the command line with the argument --disable-web-security. (If, after starting Chrome with web security disabled, you close the browser and restart it normally (that is, without the argument), then it will restart with web security enabled.) Note, however, that using this argument will disable the browser's web security and thereby compromise your organization's security. So this is a risky workaround, and we do not recommend it. It is better to go with one of the next two options.
Use a browser with a SOP that allows (i) the collapsing and expanding of TOC items, and (ii) the expanding of image miniatures. For example, Firefox.
Use Chrome with these SOP restriction. The Help's functionality is not affected in any other way besides the restrictions mentioned above.



Last updated: 26 April 2019


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