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Good XML editor?

Does anybody know of any.  Free or not free.

Thanks

shiggins
Friday, August 15, 2003

CookTop

http://xmlcooktop.com/

It's free, it's for windows, and it does everything I need it to do.

Ankur
Friday, August 15, 2003

Looks like it doesn't do schemas, tho.

I've been using XMLSpy for over a year - it's *awesome*.

You can work XML in either text or "object" view, schemas in text or model view. It can validate xml against a schema as well as process XML against XSL - it can even do XSL in debug mode, which is pretty sweet.

You can also pull xpaths off it - either pick a node in xml and get the xpath, or type in an xpath while you have an xml file open and it'll show the results.

It's also got a really nice stylesheet editor that's quirky but really speeds things up.

I use the Pro edition ($500), but I'm eying the Enterprise edition because it can generate C# classes against a schema, and has a lot of WDSL stuff...

Philo

Philo
Friday, August 15, 2003

XML Spy's GUI view of an XML document is pretty useless, but for editing XML data, it's got a lot of lovely features, including a very handy Intellisense-like feature if you're using a DTD (haven't tried it with schemas).

For free, one-off, quick-and-dirty text editing (with syntax coding) of a variety of languages, check out ConTEXT, which among other things does block indent/deindent:  http://www.fixedsys.com/context/

Sam Livingston-Gray
Friday, August 15, 2003

"XML Spy's GUI view of an XML document is pretty useless"

I don't think so - I find it *very* useful, especially in documents with a lot of records. (Okay, I've got fifty invoices in here, and Invoice #A3245 is failing - why is it different?)

Philo

Philo
Friday, August 15, 2003

Philo, are you using XMLSpy 5.0?

Just curious as I've only used 4.2.

John Topley (www.johntopley.com)
Friday, August 15, 2003

Philo-

I suppose if you spent a lot of time with it, it might make more sense.  I just found all those rectangles too impenetrable to deal with.  VS.NET's style of code collapsing makes much more sense to me.

Sam Livingston-Gray
Friday, August 15, 2003

Yeah, I'm using XMLSpy 5.0 - live in it, really.

Here are some screenshots of the "grid mode" for one of my invoice documents:

http://www.saintchad.org/xmlspy1.gif
http://www.saintchad.org/xmlspy2.gif

(data altered to protect those who might sue me, of course)

I find it pretty handy for looking at blocks of data for analysis.

Philo

Philo
Friday, August 15, 2003

XML spy gets my vote.

Prakash S
Saturday, August 16, 2003

VS.net has suited my XML editing needs just fine.

nathan
Saturday, August 16, 2003

There is a new XML editor for VS.net. It will bein the next realease but they are alos making it available separately before then. It does XML/Schema and there is an xslt debugger. Saw it demoed last month.

fool for python
Monday, August 18, 2003

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