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Re: XML editor wanted!

On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 16:24 -0500, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 12:23:17PM -0800, RParr wrote:
> > Johannes Graumann wrote:
> > 
> > Actually, I find it somewhat ironic.  Most of the programming 
> > development IDEs force you to use a less than vi-or-emacs level editing 
> > environment and brag about their ability to enhance productivity through 
> > visual aids for programming BUT then seem to lack any understanding as 
> > to why a documentor or XML editor might want visual aids that enhance 
> > productivity.
> Most programming languages were designed to be coded by hand as plain 
> ASCII text files, so a plain ASCII text editor, with very few add-ons, 
> is perfectly adequate.

I use Bluefish for editing almost every kind of code, including XML and
HTML. I would say it is a "plain ASCII text editor" with syntax
highlighting and a handy "View in browser" button. It is highly
customizable, too. I don't need more.

> XML was designed to be read and written by automata, not 
> humans, and so you need all the tech support you can get.
> As a developer, I understand.
> As a developer, I also inderstand that XML is a crazily complicated 
> specification, probably much more complicated than needed to do its job.
> -- hendrik

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