XML Editors - Word 2000??

Paul Prescod paul at prescod.net
Tue Jun 29 17:49:48 BST 1999

"Steven Livingstone, ITS, SENM" wrote:
> I have had a look at a few editors now.
> One thing that (at least the ones I have looked at so for) is common in them
> is the XMl Notepad look - i.e. A line with a couple of tags and space to
> insert your text.
> To me it seems that this is pretty much the only way you could do this, but
> feedback I have had from people not knowledgeble about XML is that they
> don't consider them serious editors (although I happily work with them).

Well I'm fairly knowledgable about XML and I don't consider this sort of
editor to be serious either. Download a demo of Documentor. It isn't
anything like that at all. Neither are AdeptEditor nor XMetaL (no free
demos AFAIK).

> What other methods do/are XML editors using to make it very much easier for
> users. I imagine some intelligent package which ...
> Is such a things available yet or in the pipleline?

Yes, such tools were available years before XML even existed (for SGML of

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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