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XML Editor

If you want to learn very seriously and use XML, then you will benefit from a professional XML editor use.

XML is text-based

XML is a text-based markup language.

XML on a very important thing is, XML can be similar such as Notepad simple text editor to create and edit.

However, when you start working with XML, you will soon find that using a professional XML editor to edit the XML document will be better.

Why not use Notepad?

Many Web developers use Notepad to edit HTML and XML documents. This is because the most commonly used operating system comes with Notepad, and it is very easy to use. Personally, I often use Notepad to quickly edit some simple HTML, CSS, and XML files.

However, if you Notepad for XML editing, you may soon find a lot of problems.

Notepad can not determine the type of document you're editing, so it can not assist your work.

Why use XML editor?

Today, XML is a very important technology, and development projects are using these XML-based technologies:

  • With the structure and data types of the XML Schema definition of XML
  • Use XSLT to transform XML data
  • Use SOAP to exchange XML data between applications
  • Use WSDL to describe web services
  • Use RDF to describe web resources
  • With XPath and XQuery to access XML data
  • Use SMIL to define graphics

To be able to write error-free XML document, you need an intelligent XML editor!

XML Editor

Professional XML editors will help you to write error-free XML documents, according to some DTD or schema to validate XML, and forces you to create valid XML structure.

XML editor should be able to:

  • Tags are automatically added to the beginning of the end tag
  • Forcing you to write valid XML
  • According to some DTD to validate XML
  • According to some Schema to validate XML
  • Your XML syntax color code of


In W3CSchool, we have been using XMLSpy. XMLSpy is our favorite XML editor. Here are our favorite features:

  • Available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions
  • Easy to use
  • Context-sensitive help people
  • Syntax coloring and beautiful print
  • Smart repair verification and automatic correction of errors
  • Easily switch between text view and grid view
  • Graphical XML Schema Editor
  • Database import and export of all major databases
  • SharePoint® Server Support
  • Many built-in XML document type of template
  • Create a chart display XML data
  • XPath 1.0 / 2.0 Intelligent autocomplete
  • XSLT 1.0 / 2.0 editor, debugger and profiler
  • XQuery editor, debugger and profiler
  • SOAP client and debugger
  • The image of the WSDL 1.1 / 2.0 Editor
  • XBRL taxonomy editor & verification
  • Support Office 2007 / OOXML
  • Java, C ++ and C # code generation
  • HTML5 and CSS3 support

Learn more about XMLSpy

XMLSpy is one of six tools Altova MissionKit® of XML software suite.
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