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Rambler
26-01-2009, 10:59 AM
Does anyone know anything about XML editing software? I may have to invest in something for freelance use and I have no idea where to start. At work I've used XMetaL Author, but it's horrendously expensive. I want something that has both plaintext and WYSIWYG views, that integrates with a given DTD, and that ideally lets me record macros. Oh, and that works on a Mac.

Any ideas?

poetix
26-01-2009, 03:08 PM
jEdit's quite good for that sort of thing; or there are Eclipse plugins for XML.

bassnation
26-01-2009, 04:36 PM
jEdit's quite good for that sort of thing; or there are Eclipse plugins for XML.

i was going to say Eclipse - in fact the base version is capable of editing xml, validating schemas, showing the doc as a collapsible tree hierarchy or as source. Its pretty heavyweight mind, if thats all you are using it for. Its actually a really good IDE in its own right for anything including java, .net, HTML etc - although it definitely has its detractors.

Rambler
29-01-2009, 11:00 AM
Thanks - I'll give both a try.

Ness Rowlah
24-02-2009, 06:01 PM
XML Notepad 2007 might be worth a look, as posted today on Lifehacker,
http://lifehacker.com/5159257/xml-notepad-2007-is-a-simple-smart-editor-for-web-code

Rambler
26-02-2009, 08:43 AM
Thanks, Ness.