I need a "GOOD" freeware XML & XSL(T) Editor

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  1. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    I need a "GOOD" not one of those sloppy ones that don't work half the time, XML & XSL & XSLT Editor that is FREE. Not one that costs like oxyGen XML Editor. I want a FREEWARE one.
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I don't think it's what you're looking for, but TextWrangler is free now, and it will do syntax highlighting for XML. It is otherwise just a powerful raw text editor, however, so it doesn't sound quite right for you (perhaps worth a look anyway, though--I love that app).
     
  3. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I use that 24/7, but I'm looking for more like... ya know how Dev-C++ formats the text as you write it like, if I start typing print it'll popup with printf(const char [, arg, ...]);
    like that? I want something that'll check for errors as I type things, so far just found an XML editor - came with a css editor as well.
     
  4. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    I've never seen any good XML editors for Mac OS X besides the Java ones... for my XML editing I just use BBEdit, and then send the XML file to Firefox to see if there are errors. Works well for me.
     
  5. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    TextEdit won't save as XML will it? Wow... it will to Word XML. I think I'll just develope a PHP application to help me out with XML - I love PHP. As for the Java ones, they cost money $$$ which I don't have :(. But I did buy me a nice ring - Celtic Knot.
     
  6. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    XML is plain text. Save your text files as .xml or whatever. TextEdit can do it.
     
  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Probably overkill - but Eclipse + some plugins such as EclipseXSLT might be an option.
     
  8. slooksterPSV thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I may have to try that.
     
  9. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    textmate (www.macromates.com) has pretty good support for most languages. It has XML code highlighting and snippets.
     

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