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Our XML Editor might satisfy your needs. It is a light weight and fast win32 application written in C. While it doesn't have key sensitive tag creation, it has what we call the Speedbar with built in skins, including XHTML. You can select text you are editing and drag and drop from the Speedbar to enclose that text with the selected tag. You can do the same with custom tags from an editable drop down list box. Check out the features list with particular attention to "Speedbar with drag/drop editing" and "Automatic Element, attribute, comment and PI insertion".
Oh, and it's free.
> From: "Howard Katz" <email@example.com>
> Date: 2004/04/14 Wed PM 08:19:06 EDT
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] xml editors
> I'm coming in late on this discussion, so apologies if this is covering old
> I have a need for a very simple and lightweight editor in the windows world
> to do xhtml (and possibly other xml) authoring. My main need to be able to
> type freeform text, select it with the mouse, and then be able to type a
> pre-assigned keyboard combo (eg, ALT-someKey) to automatically enclose the
> selected text with a start and end tag corresponding to that keyboard combo.
> (Second choice would be a popup of all defined tag alternatives, the choice
> *not* being based on current context.) Similarly if I selected a block of
> tag-enclosed text (ie, element content), I'd like to be able to auto-enclose
> that block with tags of my own choosing as well.
> Anyone have any recommendations in that department?