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XML Editor - So many to choose from.... help!

 
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I am new(er) to the Java scene and am looking for a good XML editor. Could someone please provide some insight into the ka-ba-jillion XML editors out there. I would like to stay in the $0 range (open source). Any insight to a good product would be apprecaited. Thanks a bunch.

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Could you post a list of editors you are considering....so people who used them can comment. Till recently I was using an editor called "vi". I am slowly transitioning to Eclipse.

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I just found XML Spy. It was recommended in a bunch of posts in the archive. I should have searched the forum archive before posting sorry! I downloaded the free home edition at:

http://www.altova.com/resources_freetools.html

I'll let you know what I think.

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Cory
 
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I found xmlspy free edition good, but i mostly use text editors like textpad/notepad.
 
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I use UltraEdit-32 for text, Java and XML editing plus XML Spy for testing and creation of DTDs. You can configure the text color-coding according to the file type - a big help in avoiding dumb typos.
UltraEdit is not free, but for an application I use for hours every day, I figure it is well worth it.
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there is a nice plug in for eclipse: XML buddy.
 
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You want a free and good XML Editor ?

I think you can't have both, XMLSpy is "free"
for personal usage (they will use your email for ads) but it costs about 900$ otherwise, Some products offers some limited and free versions. May be this is enough ? But why not to get a non free but low cost product ?? Any companies can buy one or several licenses, a product is complex to maintain and without money this is impossible to do a good job. If you want something for learning the basic try any free editors it should be enough, but if you want something to the work then consider the cost and the risk to use a non maintained editor. People want something free and want also the quality, this is an utopia for applications and finally they waste time and cost using poor applications...
 
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You may be interested to know that Cladonia Limited, the publisher of Exchanger XML Editor, has released a free XML Editor for use in a non-commercial environment called Exchanger XML Lite.

The Lite edition is completely free for home, academic or non-profit use. No registration required, no 30-day usage limit.

Exchanger XML Lite is a Java-based product that provides comprehensive functionality for viewing, authoring and editing XML data and documents.

Features:
�Multi-document interface
�Comprehensive XSLT Debugger
�DTD, RelaxNG, XML Schema support
�XPath, XQuery, XSLT, XSL:FO, SVG, SOAP, WSDL
�Import from Database, Excel, text files
�XML Digital Signatures
�Generate schema from instance
�Generate instance from schema
�Emacs shortcuts

Please visit our website for more information http://www.freexmleditor.com

Alternatively, if you require a commercial license, or would like to try out the Grid or XML Diff/Merge functionality, then download the Exchanger XML Professional edition from http://www.exchangerxml.com and register for a 30-day trial license.

No catches, no gimmicks - just a good product!
 
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