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Re: [xml-dev] A good XML editor for documents?

Hi Gustaf,

oXygen XML Author offer exactly what you requested:
- it combines a visual CSS based XML editor supporting lists, tables, 
images, etc. with a powerful source level editing support
- it supports DTDs and also XML Schema, Relax NG, Schematron and NVDL
- it supports CSS, the CSS2 display property and even some CSS3 features
- it provides validation as you type and on request against any type of 
schema and more, it allows also to validate a file in the context it is 
used from
- it guides the user to create valid content
- it has spell checking support and you can build your own dictionaries
- it has an open API that allows you to develop actions and connect 
those actions to toolbar, menu or contextual menu

For further details see

Best Regards,
George Cristian Bina
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger

Gustaf Liljegren wrote:
> Coming back to XML publishing after a new year's absence. In 2001, I 
> helped a customer switch from tedious PageMaker work to a DTP system 
> built on Xmetal and XEP, with custom DTD and FO stylesheets. It's time 
> for an update now. Having been away from graphical XML editors for a 
> long while, I can't tell what options there are besides Xmetal on 
> today's market. But I can tell my requirements and hope that some of you 
> will point me right:
>  * It must have graphical and source edit views. The graphical view must 
> support various forms of lists, tables, images and so on.
>  * It must support DTD schemas.
>  * It must support CSS. In particular, the 'display' property and CSS 2 
> selectors.
>  * It must have DTD validation.
>  * It must actively prevent grammar errors in the graphical view.
> And some less important things:
>  * It should offer spell checking in many languages (Swedish in 
> particular).
>  * It should be possible to write macros and develop custom forms for 
> input, and connect macros to toolbar buttons or menus.
> Another customer is asking for the same, but in a web interface. I'm 
> sceptic. In my view, the strength of a good XML editing environment is 
> (apart from content presentation separation) the ability to customize, 
> by adding macros to speed up common tasks, or validating content. If 
> there *is* an XML editing plugin for web browsers, I bet it's not very 
> customizable. What do you think?
> Gustaf
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