Re: XML tools...

Subject: Re: XML tools...
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 09:07:55 -0800

"A. R. Goldman" wrote:

> I'm also interested in learning opinions about the various XML editors,
> converters, and other miscellaneous tools... My main platform is the
> Macintosh OS, and there is (as far as I can tell) very little XML software
> available. I am planning on installing Linux soon, which should expand my
> possibilities...

Don't be too sure of that.

Linux XML is still largely at the pioneer stage: that is, full of
hardy command line gurus carving out docuements from the computer
wilderness with emacs and psgml.

There was a promising little tool called conglomerate being done,
but development seems to have stopped. There's also a proprietary
tool called iceSculpture, but it lacks styles or even bullet lists,
so it isn't really ready for prime time. A couple of HTML editors
seem to be plannng to add XML support, but, so far, not much has

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com

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