Comparison of XML editors

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This is a list of XML editors. Note that any text editor can edit XML, so this page only lists software programs that specialize in this task. It doesn't include text editors that merely do simple syntax coloring or expanding and collapsing of nodes.

Desktop applications[edit]

Name Latest release Active Software license Type Windows macOS Linux Textual editor? Tree view editor? Graphical editor? WYSIWYG editor? XML Schema editor? Syntax highlighting Tag folding Autocomplete using schema XPath search XML diff/merge Payment model Full-featured free trial period
Adobe FrameMaker 2015 Yes Proprietary Standalone Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes style="background:#9F9;vertical-align:middle;text-align:center;" class="table-yes"|Yes
Altova XMLSpy 2018 Yes Proprietary Standalone
Eclipse Plugin, Visual Studio Plugin
Yes No[1] No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 30
CAM Editor 2015 (3.2.2) Yes Open Source Standalone Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A
emacs/
nxml-mode
current ? GNU GPL Emacs mode Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No ? Yes Yes Yes style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; font-size: smaller; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="unknown table-unknown"|?
Liquid XML Studio 2018 (16.1.19) Yes Proprietary Standalone + Visual Studio Plugin Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes style="background:#9F9;vertical-align:middle;text-align:center;" class="table-yes"|Yes
Oxygen XML Editor 2018 (20.0) Yes Proprietary Standalone + Eclipse Plugin[2]Web-App Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 30
Quark Author Web Edition on Quark Publishing Platform 2014 (10.5) Yes Proprietary Web-App Yes Yes Yes No Sections Only Yes Yes ? No No No data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | N/A
Stylus Studio 2014 (X15 R2) Yes Proprietary Standalone Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes style="background:#9F9;vertical-align:middle;text-align:center;" class="table-yes"|Yes
Xeditor 2.0 Yes Proprietary Web-app Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes style="background:#9F9;vertical-align:middle;text-align:center;" class="table-yes"|Yes
Xerlin 2005 (1.3) No Open Source Standalone Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; font-size: smaller; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="unknown table-unknown"|?
XMetaL 2018 (13.0) Yes Proprietary Standalone Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No style="background:#9F9;vertical-align:middle;text-align:center;" class="table-yes"|Yes
XML Notepad 2017 (2.7.1) Yes Microsoft Public License Standalone Yes No No Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes style="background:#9F9;vertical-align:middle;text-align:center;" class="table-yes"|Yes

See also[edit]

Commentary[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 for Notepad++ named XML Tools is available.[3] It contains many features including manual/automatic validation using both DTDs and XSDs, 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 edit XHTML.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Plugin version
  2. ^ Older Eclipse plugin versions work in current (Indigo) Eclipse.
  3. ^ https://sourceforge.net/projects/npp-plugins/files/XML%20Tools/Xml%20Tools%202.4.2%20r1057%20Unicode/

Further reading[edit]

  • van den Broek, Thijs (17 January 2005). Berglund, Ylva, ed. "Choosing an XML editor". The Oxford Text Archive.
  • Doyle, Bob (19 June 2006). "XML Editors Review". CMS Review. Adapted from Doyle, Bob (13 June 2006). "XML Editors Review". EContent Magazine.
  • Harvey, Betty (2007). "XML Authoring". In Endsley, Kezia. Advanced XML applications from the experts at The XML Guild. Boston, MA: Thomson Course Technology. ISBN 978-1-59863-214-9. OCLC 560505279.
  • Palani, Gowri Shankar (7 June 2011). "Investigate current XML tools". IBM.

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