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   Re: [xml-dev] XML-appropriate editing data structures

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Eh, my opinion has always been XML is Text, so why overcomplicate the
editor? The editor should be a simple but powerful text editor with some
very minor XML conveniences thrown in. Which was what prompted me to create
the xmlHack editor. It's modelled somewhat after Allaire's Homesite
application (now Macromedia's). An HTML editor with no visual bells and
whistles, just simple text. I can open a 75mb document in xmlHack in about 5
seconds. Once open, the whole thing is highlighted, ready to go, no delays
trying to create objects. Just your text ready for your editing.

A lot of people for and against XML don't take the time to consider the
proper usage of XML in large documents. Those I've spoken with who hate XML,
or at least feel it's used in the wrong places, are usually because they are
dealing with large documents and whatever application is processing them
crumbles (such as Microsoft's Biztalk, can't handle a document larger than
20mb). And on the flipside, those for XML usually state things like XML is
great for small documents, instant internet communications, etc. Both sides
fail to realize that if coded properly, size matters not.

Bryce K. Nielsen
SysOnyx, Inc. (www.sysonyx.com)
Makers of xmlHack, the Simple XML Editor


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