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

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I had not used xmlHack before seeing your posting. My compliments, it is 
the most capable editor I have yet come across for handling large files. 
It does have some
nice XML features. I loaded a 40 MB file, and it used about 90 MB RAM, 
not bad.

I think for a lot of uses this is a nice compromise between text editor, 
and form editor

I also noticed that it looks like a Win32 app ;)


Bryce K. Nielsen wrote:

>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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