Re: XML-appropriate editing data structures
Thanks Mark. I first created it out of a need for simple XML editing. The other, visual editors were so convoluted (and slow) that I got so frustrated, I wrote this one. I'll be the first to admit that xmlHack has some rought edges, but it's usefullness is far greater. And yes, it is a Win32 app. I've never much liked java GUI application... <duck> I agreed with what Michael Kay said earlier, UltraEdit was the editor of choice for me for a long while. It was just lacking a few XML-based features, like syntax highlighting, etc. And honestly, that's all I ever want in an XML editor, just a powerful text editor with some optional XML-based features. Bryce K. Nielsen SysOnyx, Inc. (www.sysonyx.com) Makers of xmlArchitect, the Smart XML Schema Editor Try the beta free at: http://www.sysonyx.com/products/xmlarchitect ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Schmeets" <mark@c...> To: "Bryce K. Nielsen" <bryce@s...> Cc: <xml-dev@l...> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 9:55 AM Subject: 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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