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

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Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> ...I'm a man 
> of extremes. I either want to edit my XML by hand in a text editor (with 
> maybe a little help from syntax coloring and tag completion,

And maybe a little validation and a little formatting? ;-}

> though I 
> won't miss it if it isn't there; 

That's fine, and it's a reasonable point of view, but I suspect you're 
not a typical user. I hear from lots of people who do miss it if it 
isn't there.

> and I certainly wouldn't accept poor 
> performance in order to have these features.)

Nor would anyone else. And it's relatively easy to disable features if 
they get in the way of good performance (if they are written properly). 
My interest, though, is in finding ways to deliver the features people 
ask for with good performance.

Bob Foster

> or I want an application 
> specific editor such as Word or Adobe Illustrator that completely 
> shields me from the native XML. I encounter little need for anything in 
> between these two positions.


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