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Thanks Mark. I first created it out of a need for simple XML editing. The
other, visual editors were so convoluted (and slow) that I got so
frustrated, I wrote this one. I'll be the first to admit that xmlHack has
some rought edges, but it's usefullness is far greater. And yes, it is a
Win32 app. I've never much liked java GUI application... <duck>

I agreed with what Michael Kay said earlier, UltraEdit was the editor of
choice for me for a long while. It was just lacking a few XML-based
features, like syntax highlighting, etc. And honestly, that's all I ever
want in an XML editor, just a powerful text editor with some optional
XML-based features.

Bryce K. Nielsen
SysOnyx, Inc. (www.sysonyx.com)
Makers of xmlArchitect, the Smart XML Schema Editor
Try the beta free at:

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Schmeets" <mark@chipware.com>
To: "Bryce K. Nielsen" <bryce@sysonyx.com>
Cc: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 9:55 AM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] XML-appropriate editing data structures

> Bryce,
> I had not used xmlHack before seeing your posting. My compliments, it is
> certainly
> 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
> wannabe.
> I also noticed that it looks like a Win32 app ;)
> Mark
> 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
> >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
> >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
> >or at least feel it's used in the wrong places, are usually because they
> >dealing with large documents and whatever application is processing them
> >crumbles (such as Microsoft's Biztalk, can't handle a document larger
> >20mb). And on the flipside, those for XML usually state things like XML
> >great for small documents, instant internet communications, etc. Both
> >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
> >http://www.sysonyx.com/products/xmlhack
> >
> >
> >
> >


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