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Can anyone share their thoughts or experiences in using XML Editors? Costs? Features?

Thanks, Val Matison

I've used a number of them, and they all have strengths and weaknesses, and they all achieve, or fail to achieve, depending on what you're looking for. For me the killer feature is XSL support, for which I like XSLErator but I haven't checked the new offerings in the field in a while. I've also used and very much liked Stylus Studio.
For more info, see for example
  • -- general review of a few products. Generally caustic, which I like to see in reviews.
  • -- Detailed comparisons
  • -- Roundup of XML editors by IBM (Dated content: 2002)
    -- Steven Black

    Thanks! XML Spy seems to be the most feature rich. Anybody else with comments re XML? I've been working a lot with SQL 2005 lately and getting into .Net and need to upgrade my XML skillset. It's embedded in everything...

    I just checked out Ken Levy's channel 9 demo and it looks like VS Studio 2005 has some great XML editing features.
    I'm using ( It supports a lot of features including XSLT debugging, schemas, validation, XPath, etc., yet is relatively inexpensive. The biggest drawback, though, is that it's a Java application and takes a long time to load. -- Christof Wollenhaupt
    For my simple nosing around in various flavors of XML formatted files (Garmin, Geocaching, etc.), I've found Firstobject's free XML editor for Windows (called FOXE (neat!)) to be a handy tool. From the website: It loads files fast and lets you format XML and edit HTML and any loosely formed XML or other markup. The tree view is editable and customizable for useful navigation.
    More details and download link here: Retrieved [2011.02.15] Randy Bosma

    I've used Liquid XML Studio ( It has supports for XSLT debugging, schemas, validation. -- Martin
    Category XML
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