Comparison of XML editors

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This is a list of XML editors. Note that any text editor can be used to edit XML, so this page only lists software programs that specialize in this task. Text editors that merely do simple syntax coloring or expanding/collapsing of nodes are not included.

Name Version Software license Active Type Windows Mac OS X Linux Textual editor? Tree View editor? Graphical editor? WYSIWYG editors? Syntax highlighting for (XML, XSD, XSL, XSLT, ...) Tag Folding Intellisense/
Auto­completion (using schema.xsd for text)
Full-
featured free trial period
Price for commercial version (exc. VAT)
Adobe FrameMaker 12.0 (2014) Proprietary Yes Standalone Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes $999
Arbortext Editor 6.0 Proprietary Yes Standalone Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes £515.00
CAM: Content Assembly Mechanism 2012 Open Source Yes Standalone Yes Yes Yes No ? No Yes No Yes No ? ?
Doctored.js 2014 GNU GPL Yes Web-app Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
EditiX 2014 Proprietary Yes Standalone Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes $79
emacs/
nxml-mode
current GNU GPL ? Emacs mode Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No Yes Yes Yes ? ?
Essential XML Editor 1.6.4 Proprietary (old version open source) Yes Standalone Yes No No Yes ? No No Yes No No No DTD validation only: free; plugin support for Relax NG and Schema: 8.40 Euro
FontoXML 2.1 Proprietary Yes Web-app Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A €249/$339 per named user
FOXE: Firstobject XML Editor 2011 Proprietary ? Standalone Yes No No Yes Limited Yes Yes Yes Yes No N/A N/A[1]
Jedit XML Plugin 2.8.3 (2012) GNU GPL Yes Plugin Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No Yes Yes ? ? ?
Liquid XML Studio 12.0.3 (2014) Proprietary Yes Standalone + Visual Studio Plugin Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Starts at US$99 + Educational Discounts
MadCap Flare 10.0.1 (2014) Proprietary Yes Standalone Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Full Version Starts at $999. Subscription Starts at $67.00/Month Upgrade Starts at $499.
Oxygen XML Editor 15.2 (2014) Proprietary Yes Standalone[2] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Starts at $349. Academic version at $99.
Quark XML Author 3 Proprietary Yes Standalone Yes No No Yes ? Yes No ? ? ? ? ?
Rinzo 1.4.0 GNU LGPL Yes Eclipse Plugin Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No Yes Yes Yes[3] ? ?
Simply XML 5.6 (2013) Proprietary Yes Microsoft Word Plugin Yes No No No Partial/DITA Map only Yes Yes No Partial/DITA Map only No Yes US$499 with volume pricing at 25 units
Stylus Studio X15 (2013) Proprietary Yes Standalone Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes $695
Serna XML Editor 4.4 (2011) Proprietary Yes Standalone Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? $749
Xeditor 2.0 Proprietary Yes Web-app Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes volume pricing
Xerlin 1.3 (2005) Open Source No Standalone Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
XMetaL 7.0 Proprietary Yes Standalone Yes No No Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ?
XMLBlueprint 2013 Proprietary Yes Standalone Yes No No Yes ? No No Yes Yes Yes ? ?
XML Copy Editor 1.2.1.1 (5/4/2014) GNU GPL Yes Standalone Yes No Yes Yes ? No No Yes Yes Yes ? ?
XmlGrid.net 2013 Free Browser-based Yes Web-app Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? N/A ?
XMLmind XML Editor 5.6 (2013) Proprietary Yes Standalone Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? $330
XML Notepad 2.5 (2007) Microsoft Public License No Standalone Yes No No Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
XMLSeed Release 2.0 RC2 Proprietary Yes Standalone Yes Yes Yes Yes (indirect) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (indirect) Yes 49 EUR
XMLSpy 2013 Proprietary Yes Standalone
Eclipse Plugin
Yes No[4] Yes[4][5] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 30 399 EUR
XML ValidatorBuddy 4.8 (2014) Proprietary Yes Standalone Yes No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes $39
XML Marker 2.2 (2013) Proprietary Yes Standalone Yes No No Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes $125
Xmplify XML Editor for Mac 1.5.3 (2014) Proprietary Yes Standalone No Yes No Yes Read-only Tree View No No Yes No Yes Yes $59 incl VAT ($39 incl VAT for Educational users)
XTrans 1.8 GNU GPL No Standalone Yes No No Yes Yes No No Yes No No ? ?

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NOTE[edit]

Spring Tools Suite and Eclipse have a variety of built-in and free plugins matching or exceeding the quality of the paid versions. They come with a content assist tool that completes tags and can search for classes in any java classpath. They also include validation, bean creation, and commit tools.

A plugin was also developed for Notepad++ named XML Tools that contains many features including manual/automatic validation, xpath evaluation, auto-completion, pretty print, and text conversion in addition to being able to work on multiple files at once. Other tools are available to run xhtml.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Additional XML development tools, including a parser and scripting language, are available starting at $249
  2. ^ Older Eclipse plugin versions work in current (Indigo) Eclipse.
  3. ^ By DTD/XSD or already written elements if DTD/XSD isn't present. Also proposes Java elements.
  4. ^ a b Plugin version
  5. ^ Wine supported

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