Re: XML-appropriate editing data structures
Bryce, I had not used xmlHack before seeing your posting. My compliments, it is certainly the most capable editor I have yet come across for handling large files. It does have some nice XML features. I loaded a 40 MB file, and it used about 90 MB RAM, not bad. I think for a lot of uses this is a nice compromise between text editor, and form editor wannabe. I also noticed that it looks like a Win32 app ;) Mark Bryce K. Nielsen wrote: >Eh, my opinion has always been XML is Text, so why overcomplicate the >editor? The editor should be a simple but powerful text editor with some >very minor XML conveniences thrown in. Which was what prompted me to create >the xmlHack editor. It's modelled somewhat after Allaire's Homesite >application (now Macromedia's). An HTML editor with no visual bells and >whistles, just simple text. I can open a 75mb document in xmlHack in about 5 >seconds. Once open, the whole thing is highlighted, ready to go, no delays >trying to create objects. Just your text ready for your editing. > >A lot of people for and against XML don't take the time to consider the >proper usage of XML in large documents. Those I've spoken with who hate XML, >or at least feel it's used in the wrong places, are usually because they are >dealing with large documents and whatever application is processing them >crumbles (such as Microsoft's Biztalk, can't handle a document larger than >20mb). And on the flipside, those for XML usually state things like XML is >great for small documents, instant internet communications, etc. Both sides >fail to realize that if coded properly, size matters not. > >Bryce K. Nielsen >SysOnyx, Inc. (www.sysonyx.com) >Makers of xmlHack, the Simple XML Editor >http://www.sysonyx.com/products/xmlhack > > > >
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